Omar Gonzalez hurt his knee on Saturday and had to leave at halftime of the LA Galaxy's match with the injury. After the contest, Bruce Arena said that Gonzalez "will be fine," indicating that the injury wasn't serious, but when would he be fine?
It appears as if we now have that answer.
Bruce Arena says that Omar Gonzalez is making progress from a left knee "tweak," but he'll miss "anywhere from a week to two weeks." #USMNT— Adam Serrano (@LAGalaxyInsider) May 8, 2014
It's no surprise that Gonzalez will miss this weekend's match. The Galaxy are at Portland and a player with a bad knee probably wasn't going to be risked on artificial turf.
The problem for Gonzalez is that the Galaxy won't play another match before World Cup training camp starts on May 14. There have been rumblings that some players may stay with their MLS clubs through the May 17 matches, which would allow Gonzalez to play against Houston on May 17, if he is fit, but that is just speculation right now.
At the moment, the belief is all MLS players will be in training camp on May 14 or May 15, which means Gonzalez will just be getting fit by the time it starts and it's possible he won't have played in two weeks. That's not how a struggling player wants to go into training camp when he has a battle on his hands for a starting spot, but that may be Gonzalez's reality.
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