Thiago is facing an extended period out again after suffering a fresh ligament tear in training (© Imago)
Thiago is facing an extended period out again after suffering a fresh ligament tear in training (© Imago)
Bundesliga

Thiago suffers fresh injury setback

Munich - FC Bayern München's Spanish midfielder Thiago has suffered another setback to his recovery from a knee ligament injury sustained back in March.

Very frustrated

Bayern confirmed on their official Twitter account that Thiago had suffered a fresh tear to his knee ligaments and will require more surgery, meaning another spell on the sidelines.

The Spanish international was unsurprisingly upset with the latest setback in his long road to recovery. "What can I say? I'm very frustrated and unhappy. But I won't give up, I will keep fighting and I will return at FC Bayern." "We feel very sad for Thiago. After this long spell out he was so close to full fitness. But he knows the whole club is there for him to get him fit again so he can start winning trophies for us again," said sporting director Matthias Sammer.

Support from Badstuber

Thiago, capped five times at senior level by Spain, helped the club win the double last season, but has suffered with constant injury problems since arriving in Munich. He made just 16 Bundesliga appearances last term, with his last outing coming in a 3-3 draw against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim almost seven months ago. He returned to training in May but suffered another complication with his knee that forced him to sit out the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Fellow long-term injury victim

Holger Badstuber

is in no doubt that the son of 1994 FIFA World Cup winner Mazinho will be back to his best soon: