FC Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara will be out until November with an ankle injury. He tore his ligaments in the Matchday 3 clash with 1. FC Nürnberg in the Allianz Arena...
FC Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara will be out until November with an ankle injury. He tore his ligaments in the Matchday 3 clash with 1. FC Nürnberg in the Allianz Arena...
Bundesliga

Thiago undergoes successful surgery

Munich - FC Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara has undergone a successful operation on the ankle he injured against 1. FC Nürnberg on Matchday 3.

Six weeks on crutches

The 22-year-old Spain international was replaced by Thomas Müller in the 62nd minute of the Bavarian derby after taking a knock to his right ankle.

Tests on Sunday revealed the extent of the ligament damage and the Spain Under-21 European Champion underwent surgery on Monday morning with the operation branded a success.

Nevertheless, the 22-year-old will now spend the next five to six weeks on crutches before starting light training once again. He will then need a few more weeks before being fully fit, which suggests a return in November.

Major loss


"We're going to miss him, he'll be out for a long time," said Bayern coach Pep Guardiola about the player he wanted more than anybody when he became coach of the record German champions. "He's a special player and very important."

Thiago will miss Tuesday night's clash with SC Freiburg, the UEFA Super Cup final with Chelsea on Friday and a whole host of games over the coming two months, including the start of theUEFA Champions League holders' defence of their title.