Thiago Alcantara will undergo surgery in Spain after suffering a setback in his recovery from a knee injury
Thiago Alcantara will undergo surgery in Spain after suffering a setback in his recovery from a knee injury
Bundesliga

Thiago to undergo surgery in Spain

Munich - Spanish international midfielder Thiago Alcantara is to undergo knee surgery in Barcelona on Tuesday, his club FC Bayern München have confirmed.

Operation in Spain

The 23-year-old

suffered a setback

on his road to recovery last week, tearing knee ligaments for the second time.

He faces another lengthy spell on the sidelines after Tuesday's operation, which will be conducted in his home country by the trusted Dr. Ramon Cuga. A doctor from the Bavarian club, Dr Hänsel, will also be present to oversee the surgery on his knee just over seven months after he first received treatment in Spain following the initial injury sustained in a game against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in March. "It was clear right from the moment he injured himself last Tuesday that he would be operated on in Spain," said Bayern's CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in Munich on Monday. "The Spanish doctor is a very, very good doctor."

'Keep fighting'

Thiago

flew to Barcelona last Friday for a consultation with Dr Cugat after receiving the damning diagnosis last week. "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," said Thiago after this latest blow.