Columbus Crew defender Gláuber ruled out for the season after suffering torn ACL in US Open Cup
Look away, Columbus Crew fans. The Open Cup injury woes aren't over just yet.
After leaving Thursday's US Open Cup match vs. Chicago in the sixth minute with a knee injury, an MRI conducted on Friday confirmed Brazilian center back Gláuber suffered a torn left ACL and will miss the remainder of the 2013 season.
"The MRI confirmed that Gláuber tore his left ACL," team physician Dr. Pete Edwards said in a statement. "The injury didn't do any other damage besides the torn ACL. Obviously, it is a season-ending injury that will require surgery once he gets his knee moving."
The injury is the second ACL tear suffered by a Crew regular in Open Cup play. Midfielder Eddie Gaven will also miss the rest of the season after tearing his left ACL against the Dayton Dutch Lions on May 29.
Gláuber's surgery is expected to take place in two weeks, according to Edwards, while Gaven is scheduled to undergo surgery on June 21. The Brazilian scored one goal in 13 starts this season, his first with Columbus.