Surgery for Vagenas deemed a success

Wednesday's adductor release surgery on Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Peter Vagenas has been deemed a success. The 26-year-old midfielder had opted for surgery after aggravating a chronic injury on April 17 against the Colorado Rapids at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver.

"Peter's successful surgery is good news for the entire Galaxy family," said Galaxy President and General Manager Doug Hamilton. "As a club, we wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him in a Galaxy uniform again very soon." Doctor William Myers performed the operation on Vagenas Wednesday afternoon (ET) at the Drexel University Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Vagenas has since returned to Los Angeles and is expected to begin physical therapy immediately. He will be re-evaluated in two weeks, at which time further prognosis for his recovery time will be determined. "Over the past two seasons, Peter has often been forced to play with pain; I am excited about seeing him return to the field without the pain associated with his injury," said Galaxy Head Coach Sigi Schmid. Prior to aggravating the injury against the Rapids, Vagenas had played in the Galaxy's first two matches of the 2004 season, a 3-2 defeat of the New England Revolution on April 3 and a 1-1 tie with D.C. United on April 10, both at The Home Depot Center in Carson. The 5-11, 160 pound midfielder, a native of Pasadena, California has been with the Galaxy since the club drafted him out of UCLA in the 2nd round of the 2000 MLS SuperDraft. The Los Angeles Galaxy are pleased to announce that their next home game, on Saturday, May 29 vs. Dallas at 7 pm will be the next chance this season for fans to purchase a Los Angeles Times Galaxy Family Pack. For as a little as $52, a family of four gets four match tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas and a Los Angeles Times newspaper. To take advantage of this exciting offer, please call the Galaxy ticket office at 1-877-3GALAXY.