Thiago to miss 'several weeks' with ankle injury

Bayern Munich has announced Thiago Alcantara tore the lateral collateral ligament and the articular capsule in his right ankle.

Thiago Alcantara has been ruled out for "several weeks"   -  Bongarts

Thiago Alcantara will be out for "several weeks" after Bayern Munich confirmed the severity of the ankle injury he sustained on Tuesday.

A foul by Bjorn Schlottke forced Thiago off in the 75th minute of Bayern's 2-1 victory over Rodinghausen in the DFB-Pokal second round.

The former Barcelona midfielder is set for a prolonged spell out of action and will miss Der Klassiker against Bundesliga leader Borussia Dortmund on November 10.

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A Bayern statement read: "Thiago faces several weeks on the sidelines. The Spain international tore the lateral collateral ligament and the articular capsule in his right ankle in the DFB-Pokal tie against Rodinghausen."

Thiago was ruled out for almost three months of the previous season after suffering a thigh injury in November 2017. He joins Corentin Tolisso (knee) and Kingsley Coman (ankle) on Bayern's long-term absentee list.

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