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Matias Perez Garcia out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery

The midfielder could miss the remainder of the season after only making his club debut weeks ago.

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.

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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.

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