BREAKING: Thiago to undergo surgery on ligament

The midfielder is expected to be out of action for some time as he will have an operation after tearing a ligament in training

Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara faces a lengthy period on the sidelines after picking up a ligament injury, the club have confirmed.

The midfielder is yet to feature for Bayern Munich this season and has struggled with injury ever since his move from Barcelona in summer 2013 and he featured in just 16 Bundesliga games last season.

Thiago had returned to training but has suffered yet another injury and is expected to be out for a lengthy spell again as he will undergo surgery to repair the ligament tear.

“Devastating: [Thiago] (23) has suffered a ligament tear in training. He needs an operation and is set for another lengthy absence,” Bayern tweeted from their official account.

Devastating: @Thiago6 (23) has suffered a ligament tear in training. He needs an operation and is set for another lengthy absence.

— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) October 15, 2014

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