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Bayern's Kroos sidelined for up to eight weeks

Published: Wednesday 3 April 2013, 0.56CET
FC Bayern München's Toni Kroos will miss the quarter-final second leg with Juventus after suffering an adductor injury which could keep the midfielder out for eight weeks.
Bayern's Kroos sidelined for up to eight weeks
Bayern midfielder Toni Kroos could be laid off for two months ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 3 April 2013, 0.56CET

Bayern's Kroos sidelined for up to eight weeks

FC Bayern München's Toni Kroos will miss the quarter-final second leg with Juventus after suffering an adductor injury which could keep the midfielder out for eight weeks.

FC Bayern München will be without influential midfielder Toni Kroos for six to eight weeks after the 23-year-old picked up a groin injury in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg against Juventus.

The German international suffered damage to his right adductor muscles 16 minutes into the 2-0 home win, being replaced by Arjen Robben. Club doctor Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt diagnosed the problem, confirming that Kroos will miss the 10 April second leg – and potentially the semi-final should Bayern progress, with the last-four first legs played on 23/24 April and the return matches on 30 April/1 May.

"It is a bitter blow," said coach Jupp Heyckes. "Several competitions will be decided in the next two months, and it will surely be a long time until Kroos can play again. It is especially bad news for such a young player who has played great football this season."

Last updated: 03/04/13 1.14CET

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