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San Jose Earthquakes’ Gilbert Fuentes has surgery on broken collarbone

Player will be sidelined for a couple months.

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The San Jose Earthquakes announced on Friday that midfielder Gilbert Fuentes has undergone surgery to repair a broken collarbone. The surgery took place on Thursday, after Fuentes suffered an undisclosed accident at home during the coronavirus shutdown.

Fuentes, 18, is in his third season with the Earthquakes first team. Signed as a 15-year-old, then the youngest signing in club history, the player has spent considerable time on loan at San Jose’s USL affiliate, Reno 1868 FC. He started that club’s season opener in USL Championship play, and scored his first competitive goal in the process.

The Quakes estimate Fuentes will be out of action for two to three months. While he’s not a key player of the first team yet and the league is on ice during the pandemic, it sounds like the league could be back in action in that 2-3 month window, so he could miss some time. But obviously, hope he heals up well and is better soon.

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