Buddle has knee surgery, will miss the next 3-to-6 weeks

Buddle has knee surgery, will miss the next 3-to-6 weeks

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Buddle has knee surgery, will miss the next 3-to-6 weeks

Buddle (Getty Images)

For those thinking that something was physically off with Los Angeles Galaxy forward Edson Buddle, that appears to have been the case.

Buddle underwent right knee surgery Monday to repair damage to his right meniscus, the Galaxy announced on Tuesday. The injury will cause him to miss the next 3-to-6 weeks and comes at a time when Robbie Keane is on Euro 2012 duty with the Republic of Ireland.

Buddle has struggled since returning to the Galaxy after a stint in Germany, accounting for just two goals and an assist in 12 games this season after contending for the Golden Boot in 2010. With him on the mend and Keane out, the onus falls on the likes of Landon Donovan, Chad Barrett, Pat Noonan and Adam Cristman to carry the load up top. Donovan is currently on international duty too, but the Galaxy don't play again until five days after the final U.S. World Cup qualifier of this month. 

The Galaxy also announced that Dan Keat underwent the same procedure last week, and the timetable for his return his the same as Buddle's.

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