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Federico Higuain

31-Year-Old Midfielder     Columbus Crew  MLS


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Groin    EST. RETURN:  7/30/2016
Birthdate:  October 25, 1984    Birthplace:  Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nationality:  Argentina    Height:  5' 8"    Weight:  165 lbs    
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June 16, 2016    Federico Higuain News

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Higuain underwent surgery for a sports hernia Wednesday, and will miss five to seven weeks.

Higuain suffered the injury in the June 1 game against Philadelphia, but it was unclear how severe the injury was until now. He will likely be replaced by Cedrick Mabwati in the starting lineup, who should be returning from international duty with the Democratic Republic of the Congo this weekend.

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Federico Higuain: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

May 29, 2016

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Higuain assisted on one goal in the 4-3 win over Salt Lake on Saturday.

Higuain now has three assists on the season, to go along with his three goals. He has been crucial to the offense of Columbus, and he will need to continue to make produce if he is going to keep his fantasy value up.

May 10, 2016

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Higuain found the back of the net twice on three shots Saturday as Columbus played Montreal to a 4-4 draw at home.

Higuain not only secured his second and third goals of 2016 in Saturday's draw with Montreal, but also registered his first multi-score performance since May 2014. in the process The 31-year-old forward, who leads Columbus in total minutes played (804) to this point in the season, now trails only Kei Kamara as Columbus' overall leader in both scores and total shots.

April 3, 2016

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Higuain put in six crosses and generated one assist from four key passes in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Dallas.

The 31-year-old was held off the scoresheet for two games after scoring in the season-opener, but he earned his first assist of the campaign as Justin Meram converted in the ninth minute. Higuain's form will be crucial to Columbus as they search for their first win of 2016, and Saturday's performance is a positive indicator of things to come.

March 8, 2016

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Higuain scored the only goal for Columbus in their 2-1 loss to Portland on Sunday.

Higuain scored off a stunning bicycle kick in the 68th minute, which was his only shot on goal. He had other chances with seven shots, but struggled to put them on target. If this game is any indication of what is to come for Higuain, he could have an outstanding year.

October 23, 2015

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Higuain is suspended for Sunday's game against D.C. United due to yellow card accumulation.

Despite the absence Sunday, Higuain will return for the playoffs. The Argentinian has eight goals and nine assists in 32 appearances this season.

August 29, 2015

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Higuain (hamstring) will start in Saturday's game against NYC FC.

Higuain was considered questionable coming into the game with soreness in his left hamstring but he apparently passed a late fitness test and will assume his normal role in the starting XI slotted directly behind Kei Kamara.

August 28, 2015

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Higuain is dealing with soreness in his left hamstring and is considered questionable for Saturday's game against NYC FC, Adam Jardy of The Columbus Dispatch reports.

Higuain faces a late fitness test ahead of Saturday's game and his availability won't be made clear until official lineups are published shortly before kickoff. If he's unable to play, Cedrick Mabwati could be given his first MLS start.