Bayern Munich and Germany
midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has undergone surgery on
his broken collarbone and will be out of action until the New
Year, the Bavarian club said on Thursday.
"The fracture was successfully repaired and a plate inserted
in an operation performed at around 02:00 on Thursday morning,"
said Bayern, after the player was injured during Wednesday's 3-2
win over Napoli in the Champions League.
Bayern said Schweinsteiger will stay in hospital until
Friday and must rest completely for two weeks after that.
"The first step in his sports rehabilitation programme will
be to resume jogging, before the player is cleared to resume
training with the team in approximately six weeks.
"That in turn means Schweinsteiger will not play again this
calendar year," it added.
"It's a blow, because he's been in outstanding form
recently," said coach Jupp Heynckes.
"In the second half, we saw
how important Bastian is to the team. Our game suffered badly
after he went off."
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