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Los Angeles forward Carlos Ruiz will be out between four and six weeks with a torn meniscus in his right knee. The injury was discovered by team doctors on Tuesday morning.
Ruiz suffered the injury at the tail-end of the Galaxy’s 4-0 loss to Colorado on Saturday when Rapids rookie Ciaran O’Brien tackled him from behind. The tackle (pictured above) drew a red card and forced Ruiz off on a stretcher. In an unrelated report, Houston midfielder Ricardo Clark just bought Ciaran O’Brien a Rolex (okay, that last part is not true.)
Losing Ruiz for at least a month is disastrous for a Galaxy team already reeling from it’s season-opening loss. It leaves LA with Edson Buddle, Alan Gordon and rookie Ely Allen as forward partner options for Landon Donovan. Yes, that sound you hear is Ruud Gullit sobbing uncontrollably.
The Galaxy plays host to San Jose at Home Depot Center on ESPN2 on Thursday night at 10:30 p.m.