Some bad news coming out of San Jose Earthquakes camp, with reports on Tuesday that midfielder Shea Salinas will have to go under the knife to repair the fractured left clavicle he suffered against the New York Red Bulls last Saturday. The surgery was scheduled for today.
Salinas suffered the injury after midfielder New york's Rafa Marquez took him out in the 42nd minute. He claims to have felt a pop when Marquez took him down followed by immediate ringing in his head. He is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.
Here is Salinas at the San Francisco Giants game on Tuesday, giving an update to fellow pro soccer player Kaley Fountain via Tout. Salinas explains that he clavicle was literally shattered into four separate pieces, but also goes on to thank the fans for all their support.
The Quakes also lost Victor Bernadez to a sprained MCL during the game Saturday as well, meaning they'll have to have some stop-gap plans for the next few weeks until the both can return.
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