Starting Earthquakes forward Mike Fucito suffered a gash in his foot that required stitches, leaving him questionable for the weekend game at Columbus, coach Frank Yallop said Tuesday.

The injury came during San Jose's 2-1 victory over the New York Red Bulls on Sunday. Fucito played despite suffering from a tight hamstring in the season opener two weeks ago. The new Quakes' player earned a starting assignment this year because target forwards Steven Lenhart and Alan Gordon are recovering from off-season injuries and are not immediately available.

If Fucito can't go Yallop probably would use second-year forward Sam Garza or rookie Adam Jahn, who scored Sunday in his second game as a pro.

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