FC Bayern München's problems continue to mount ahead of their Group E meeting with FC Basel 1893 on Tuesday after left-back Diego Contento was ruled out for four to six weeks.
The 20-year-old sat out Saturday's 2-1 home defeat by 1. FSV Mainz 05 due to persistent groin problems and underwent surgery yesterday. Bayern coach Louis van Gaal said he is resigned to being without Contento until the end of October at the earliest, so Danijel Pranjić is poised for an extended run in the starting XI.
Contento joins a lengthy injury list at Bayern, with Franck Ribéry (ankle), Arjen Robben (thigh) and David Alaba (ankle) all sidelined although defender Breno is back in training after rupturing cruciate ligaments.
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