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Keane may miss three to four weeks with injury

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Robbie Keane has picked up an injury that force him to miss one of the most important games in the Los Angeles Galaxy's season. 

Ireland head coach Giovanni Trapattoni ruled Keane out for Ireland's vital EURO 2012 Qualifer against Armenia on Tuesday due to a adductor muscle injury that the forward picked up in a 2-0 victory over Andorra. In a press conference on Monday, Trappattoni said that Keane's injury could rule the forward out for "three to four weeks. " 

Keane's injury could be huge for the Galaxy, who play one of their biggest matches of the season next week. Los Angeles face a must win match in the CONCACAF Champions League against Club Motagua on October 20th in Honduras. If Keane is indeed out for four weeks, the Irishman would not be able to suit up for the Galaxy until the second leg of the Western Conference semi-finals.

Keane has already made an immediate impact since moving to the Galaxy in mid-August scoring three goals in MLS play and one in Champions League action. 

Will this be a major blow to the Galaxy's hopes of qualifying in the Champions League?  Will Keane be back to the MLS playoffs? 

Share your thoughts below.


  1. I really haven’t been impressed with him since he joined the Galaxy. Given he’s had very limited play which is another issue entirely. His footwork looks suspect. He isn’t making great runs off the ball. And, he seems to have missed quite a few matches. I’ll wait for 2012 to make any decisions. I’m expecting Beckham to be out next year which will free up some much needed salary cap room.

  2. Not to rubbish Trapatoni or the Irish physios, but I think that with the right treatment, RK will be fit to play a lot sooner.
    Get him back to LA where the Galaxy’s physical therapists can have a go.

    I don’t think that Keane, while he will be missed, is real crucial for the Galaxy. Currently there is a three way tie with Morelia, and Adajuenese. The Galaxy have a 3-3 tie breaker with Morelia and a 2-1 advantage over Adajuenese. The Galaxy would have to lose and Morelia and Adajuenese tie for the Galaxy not to move forward.

    I would be more concerned with the health of Beckham and Donovan.

  3. At first the article said that Keane had scored four goals in MLS action, but Ives changed it, thus making me look stupid 😐

  4. Shouldn’t be that bad-Montagua is last place in the group and haven’t won a game yet, and LAG is in a position where if they win they are 100% guaranteed entry into the next round. The rest of their team should be more than enough to win in Honduras.


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