Gláuber undergoes knee surgery

Crew defender begins recovery from ruptured ACL

COLUMBUS – The Columbus Crew today announced that defender Gláuber has undergone arthroscopic knee surgery to address a ruptured left Anterior Cruciate Ligament. Gláuber is set to begin the rehabilitation process and is expected to return for the 2014 MLS season.

The procedure was performed by club physician Dr. Pete Edwards in Columbus.

Gláuber suffered the injury on June 13 in the sixth minute of the Crew’s Fourth Round loss in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup against the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park. In Gláuber’s first season with the Black & Gold, the Brazilian defender made 13 starts and recorded one goal – a header against San Jose on March 16 in the Crew’s home opener.

Gláuber’s storied professional career began in the Brazilian Serie A with Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras in 2003. The centerback then continued to play for 1. FC Nürnberg from 2005-2008, Manchester City FC from 2008-2009, São Caetano in 2010, and then finally Rapid Bucuresti from 2010-2013 before his MLS debut with the Crew.