Columbus Crew Midfielder Artur undergoes successful sports hernia surgery

25-year-old Brazilian expected to be sidelined approximately 10-12 weeks


COLUMBUS – Columbus Crew today announced that midfielder Artur underwent successful sports hernia repair surgery to address ongoing issues related to a previously diagnosed sports hernia. The procedure was performed by Dr. Richard Cattey on Wednesday at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Mequon, Wisconsin. Artur is expected to be sidelined for approximately 10 to 12 weeks.


The 25-year-old Brazilian midfielder joined the Crew on loan from Brazilian First Division side Sao Paulo ahead of the 2017 MLS regular season, before joining on a permanent transfer on December 6, 2017. Since joining the Black & Gold, the midfielder has made 114 regular-season appearances (104 starts) while scoring two goals and providing nine assists. Both of Artur’s goals came during the Crew’s 2020 MLS Cup-winning season.