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Report: LA Galaxy's Jermaine Jones has strained his MCL

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Not the sort of injury you'd expect him to recover from by the weekend.

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The LA Times' Kevin Baxter reports that Jermaine Jones has hurt his knee.

That is an injury one expects to heal in weeks rather than days, which would appear to rule the midfielder out of LA Galaxy's match against the New York Red Bulls on May 14.

If he is slow to recover, Jones' availability for the US Men's National Team's upcoming matches at the beginning of June could also be affected.

Jones sustained the injury during LA's game against Chicago Fire on May 6. He is a player who divides opinion, and his absence from the Galaxy's squad to play the Red Bulls will be as much regarded as a chance for younger players to start as it is the loss of a veteran presence on the team.