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Van Buyten blow for Bayern

Published: Monday 23 January 2012, 8.44CET
UEFA Champions League hopefuls FC Bayern München will almost certainly be without Daniel Van Buyten for their round of 16 tie with FC Basel 1893 after the central defender broke his foot.
Van Buyten blow for Bayern
Daniel Van Buyten is helped off the pitch ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Monday 23 January 2012, 8.44CET

Van Buyten blow for Bayern

UEFA Champions League hopefuls FC Bayern München will almost certainly be without Daniel Van Buyten for their round of 16 tie with FC Basel 1893 after the central defender broke his foot.

FC Bayern München will be shorn of the services of defender Daniel Van Buyten for the next few weeks after the Belgian international suffered a metatarsal fracture in his left foot.

Van Buyten, who has scored four goals in 13 league appearances for Bayern this term, sustained the injury in a collision with striker Marco Reus during his side's 3-1 Bundesliga loss at VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach on Friday. Although the 33-year-old centre-back underwent immediate surgery, it remains unclear exactly how long he will be out of action.

"We can't make a credible estimate of the length of his lay-off until after the operation," said Bayern's chief medical officer Dr Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt. Van Buyten is nonetheless a serious doubt for his side's UEFA Champions League round of 16 first-leg trip to FC Basel 1893 on 22 February, with the second leg to be held in Munich on 13 March.

Last updated: 23/01/12 14.04CET

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