LA Galaxy

Sigi Schmid provides an injury update on Romain Alessandrini and Giovani dos Santos

CARSON, Calif. – Sigi Schmid offered an update on the LA Galaxy’s ever-growing injury list following the team’s 2-2 draw with the Colorado Rapids.

The Galaxy have turned into the walking wounded in recent games with Romain Alessandrini, Giovani dos Santos, Jona dos Santos, and Michael Ciani going down with injuries.

Following the match, Schmid shed light on the Alessandrini and Giovani’s situations.

“[Romain] is fine structurally, it's just a little bruise in there that they have to take care of, so we need time for him to get back, I don't know exactly what the timeline is,” the Galaxy boss said. “ [Giovani] has a strain. Grade 2 strain. It's going to take a little bit of a while to get back.

“I think Gio is [out] two to four weeks and I think Romain is a week to two weeks.”

However, Schmid said the team did not know the extent of Jonathan dos Santos’ groin issue immediately following the game. Dos Santos exited the game with an apparent groin issue in the first half, forcing Schmid to insert Servando Carrasco.

The prognosis seemed to be better for Ciani, who was felled by a hamstring issue that led him to be substituted at the half.

“He’s been nursing his hamstring and he's been getting through and it just tightened up and we felt that if we made him play in the second half, he could pull it and that would take him out for a long time,” he said.