CARSON, Calif. — Los Angeles Galaxy forward Robbie Keane has returned to the MLS team with an injury to his adductor muscle after playing for the Ireland national team.

A Galaxy spokesman says Keane was scheduled to be examined by team doctors Friday.

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Keane missed Ireland’s 2012 European Championship qualifier against Armenia on Tuesday because of the injury, which is a partial tear of the inner thigh muscles.

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Keane, Ireland’s captain and career leader with 51 goals, complained of soreness in his adductor muscle after playing the full 90 minutes of last Friday’s 2-0 win in Andorra.

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The first-place Galaxy host Chivas USA on Sunday in their final home game of the regular season.
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