LOS ANGELES — LA Galaxy designated player Romain Alessandrini underwent a successful surgery to address a meniscus root injury, the club announced Friday. His surgery was performed at the Kerlan-Jobe Institute at Cedars-Sinai in Santa Monica, Calif.
Alessandrini sustained the injury during the Galaxy’s April 13th match against the Philadelphia Union, leaving the match in just the 16th minute. This is Alessandrini’s third knee surgery, according to a post on his Instagram account.
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🚨What can you do when you think you've already given it all? Get up and move forward . I had a successful knee surgery yesterday morning, the third in my career and hopefully the last one 🙏🏼, this one is for a meniscus root tear (rare injury). I’m very disappointed but I will not give up , not now and never . Someone told me , athletes build themselves in adversity. Once again, I'm in the middle of it. I will be out for at least 4 months .. I see you soon Los Angeles 💙💛
“Obviously, everybody knows what Romain means to our club,” Galaxy general manager Dennis te Kloese said after training Friday. “He is, first of all, a good guy as part of the team, and I’m lucky so far this season. To begin, I think these things happen, they are incidents and they take nothing away from how we see him. We need to be very, very supportive in helping him with his rehab so that we can reintegrate him for this season still and take part in the end of the season.”
Te Kloese went on to explain that Alessandrini is not a candidate for the season-ending injury list because he is expected to return at the end of the season.