LA Galaxy's Robbie Rogers out six weeks after ankle surgery

CARSON, Calif. -- LA Galaxy defender Robbie Rogers will be sidelined for at least six weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his ankle.

The Galaxy announced the injury on Tuesday.

Rogers has been a mainstay on the Galaxy's back line for the past three seasons since changing positions from midfield to defense. He has started 10 games and appeared in 12 this season.

On his Instagram account, Rogers expressed regret that he won't be able to play Wednesday against Colorado on the Galaxy's annual Pride Night at StubHub Center.

Some bad news and some good news. First, I am really sorry I won't be playing tomorrow at our pride game, I had surgery on my ankle and will be out for a little. Last year was such an amazing moment to score my first LA Galaxy goal on that night and I'm really sad I won't be able to repeat that. Good news is I will still be at the stadium signing scarves and hopefully meet all of you that are coming. I strongly believe pride nights are really important for our community and I'm excited for tomorrow! http://laglxy.com/1tv12HE

A photo posted by Robbie Rogers (@robbierogers) on

Rogers became the first openly gay male athlete in a major North American pro sport when he joined the Galaxy in 2013.

He scored his first goal for the Galaxy on Pride Night last season.