San Jose loses Salinas, Bernardez to injuries

San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Shea Salinas will have surgery Wednesday on a fractured left clavicle suffered in Saturday against Red Bull New York and is likely to be out six to eight weeks.

Salinas was injured after a takedown by New York midfielder Rafa Marquez, and left the match at halftime. Salinas felt a pop when Marquez drove him into the ground and then heard a ringing in his head.

The 25-year-old Salinas started the first six games for San Jose this season, and had one goal and two assists.

Earthquakes defender Victor Bernardez was also injured late in the first half against New York, and he will be sidelined four to six weeks with a sprained medial collateral ligament.

Bernardez started the first six games at center back, helping the Earthquakes allow just four goals in the process.

San Jose hosts Real Salt Lake in its next MLS match Saturday.