Landon Donovan questionable for weekend match with left knee bone bruise

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The Los Angeles Galaxy star might miss Sunday's match against the San Jose Earthquakes with a knee injury.

Los Angeles Galaxy star Landon Donovan was listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup against the San Jose Earthquake, the MLS injury report listed on Tuesday.

Donovan injured his left knee near the end of the Galaxy's 2-1 loss against Real Salt Lake on Oct. 6. Donovan landed hard on his knee after a challenge from RSL defender Jamison Olave and left the game shortly after.

If he doesn't play on Sunday, Galaxy coach Bruce Arena expects him to be ready for the regular-season finale on Oct. 28 against the Seattle Sounders.

Donovan traveled with the U.S. Men's National Team to Miami, Florida to join the national team on its qualifiers against Antigua & Barbuda and Guatemala. The United States Soccer Federation doctors sent him back home and he didn't play in either game.

Coach Arena is calling the bruise a "short-term injury" and will re-evaluate Donovan after Thursday's practice.

"We're taking it a day at a time with Landon," head coach Bruce Arena said following the Galaxy's training session Tuesday morning at the Home Depot Center. "And we're hopeful he'll be back in the near future."

Donovan is second on the Galaxy with nine goals and he leads the team in assists with 13.

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