Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Efrain Alvarez will be sidelined at least two weeks with a left ankle injury, the team announced Sunday.
Alvarez, 17, sustained the injury after getting tangled with Colorado Rapids forward Jonathan Lewis during the second half of a preseason scrimmage Wednesday. Alvarez left the field on a stretcher.
Galaxy head coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto said an MRI on Alvarez showed lateral ligament damage to his left ankle.
Alvarez collected three assists in 14 appearances (four starts) with the Galaxy last season.
Schelotto also announced that midfielder Jonathan dos Santos (groin) and defender Daniel Steres (illness) are both expected to rejoin the club on Tuesday. It is not certain if they will be able to play in the season opener against the Houston Dynamo on Saturday.
"I don't know if they will be ready for the game in Houston because Jonathan hasn't trained this preseason and it's the same with Daniel," Schelotto said. "We only have one week to prepare for Houston, but we will check during the week how they're doing."
--Field Level Media