Galaxy’s Romain Alessandrini out 4-5 months for knee surgery

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CARSON, Calif. (AP) LA Galaxy star Romain Alessandrini will be sidelined until September after undergoing his third knee operation.

The Galaxy announced Friday that he damaged his cartilage two weeks ago.

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The 30-year-old French midfielder attempted to play through the injury last weekend against Houston but came off after 16 minutes. He had surgery Thursday in Santa Monica.

Alessandrini joined the Galaxy from Marseille in 2017 and became their best player. The attacking midfielder scored 24 goals in 50 games during his first two seasons with the five-time MLS champions, and he teamed well with Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the Swedish star arrived last season.

Alessandrini missed a month of the current season with a hamstring injury before his latest knee injury.

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