The San Jose Earthquakes were dealt a blow on Wednesday, as the club announced that midfielder Matias Perez Garcia has a torn meniscus.
The recently acquired designated player underwent successful surgery on his right knee, and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.MORE: Ronaldo ice bucket challenge | Pitch invader's free kick | WAGs
The Argentine made his Quakes debut on Aug. 8 against the LA Galaxy and scored in the 2-2 draw. He played his second game this weekend in a 5-0 loss to FC Dallas.
The Quakes are currently nine points back of the Western Conference’s final playoff spot, though they do have two games in hand over fifth-place Vancouver.