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Injury woes mount for Galaxy; Ashley Cole could sit out a month

Injury woes mount for Galaxy; Ashley Cole could sit out a month

The Galaxy headed into the off-season with several holes to fill in their midfield but with one of the strongest defenses in MLS. Yet now, a week before the regular-season opener, the back line has been decimated by injury while the midfield has been strengthened by three winter signings.

The latest defender to go down is left back Ashley Cole, who sustained a calf strain in a scrimmage Tuesday. He’s expected to be sidelined a month, missing the team’s first three regular-season games.

Already out is right back Robbie Rogers, who lost all feeling in his left foot after December ankle surgery. He has not stepped on a soccer field in two months and there is no timetable for...

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