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Bayern book in Schweinsteiger for ankle surgery

Published: Friday 8 November 2013, 11.54CET
Suffering complications from surgery at the end of last season, Bastian Schweinsteiger will have a second right ankle operation in a bid to "play again completely free of pain".
Bayern book in Schweinsteiger for ankle surgery
Bayern say Bastian Schweinsteiger (right) will go under the knife 'shortly' ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Friday 8 November 2013, 11.54CET

Bayern book in Schweinsteiger for ankle surgery

Suffering complications from surgery at the end of last season, Bastian Schweinsteiger will have a second right ankle operation in a bid to "play again completely free of pain".

FC Bayern München have announced Bastian Schweinsteiger is to undergo ankle surgery for the second time since the end of last season.

The European champions' chief medical officer, Dr Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt, said there has been an increase in "post-operation ossification" in the midfielder's right ankle, adding: "This is causing tendonitis due to mechanical stress."

As a result, the 29-year-old is set for an unspecified period on the sidelines. Intensive treatment had enabled Schweinsteiger to play on – he featured most recently in the Bavarians' 1-0 UEFA Champions League victory on Tuesday against FC Viktoria Plzeň – but the German international has "now come to a point where an operation is unavoidable".

"The last few weeks have been really painful for me," explained Schweinsteiger, who has made ten Bundesliga appearances this term.

Last updated: 08/11/13 12.04CET

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