LA Galaxy defender Ashley Cole is set to spend more than a month away from the team after injuring his calf.
The former Arsenal player sustained the injury in a friendly match against Real Salt Lake. The LA Galaxy coach said that the injury is not that severe as previously expected and it is believed that the player will be missing the first three games of the MLS season.
This is the third major player that will be out of the team with Robbie Rogers and Zardes already out of the team. Rogers is out following a surgery on his ankle back in December, and Zardes just had surgery this month.
LA Galaxy coach said that the injury to Ashley Cole would be a massive loss for the team especially with other defenders out of the team. However, he believes that there is enough quality in the team to cover for these absences and he thinks that the team will be able to cope.
The LA Galaxy coach said that Ashley Cole is a massive player for them not only on the pitch but also in the dressing room. He said that the former Arsenal and Chelsea player has great experience of top level football and is good to have around the team especially for the younger players that need some kind of role model.
He believes that the team is ready for the new season and as usual the objective will be to win trophies. He said that the players are excited and that they want to do their best on the pitch. He believes that the team will be stronger than last season as some of the younger players have had some experience and that they will be performing without fear especially in the big matches.