Bayern deprived of Dante for Plzeň test

FC Bayern München must host FC Viktoria Plzeň on Wednesday without Dante after the defender succumbed to an ankle injury against 1. FSV Mainz 05 at the weekend.

Dante has been sidelined for up to two weeks
Dante has been sidelined for up to two weeks ©AFP/Getty Images

Dante has been laid low for up to two weeks with an ankle injury and therefore misses FC Bayern München's UEFA Champions League home encounter with FC Viktoria Plzeň on Wednesday. 

The Brazil defender incurred a deep cut to his left ankle during the opening half of Bayern's 4-1 Bundesliga defeat of 1. FSV Mainz 05 on Saturday. Dante had featured in both of the Bavarians' opening Group D triumphs against PFC CSKA Moskva on matchday one and Manchester City FC two weeks later.

Coach Josep Guardiola is also sweating on the fitness of Franck Ribéry, who was rested at the weekend after turning his ankle in training. "It's nothing serious and I wanted to play, but the doctor said it was too much of a risk," explained the France winger.