The midfielder was left devastated by the news that he is expected to be out of action for some time with another ligament injury and will have to have an operation
Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara says he is “disappointed and desperate” after being told he faces a lengthy period on the sidelines, having picked up a ligament injury.
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.
“Very, very bitter news for Bayern: Thiago Alcantara has again suffered a serious injury while training on Tuesday,” the club announced on their official website. “He suffered a partial tear of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee.
“The 23-year-old midfielder must again undergo surgery and will be longer-term.”
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
Thiago was upset after receiving the news, but has pledged to fight back and return to the squad as soon as he can.
“What can I say?” he said on the club’s official website. “Of course, I am profoundly disappointed and desperate at the moment.
“Why always me? But I will not give up. I will fight again. I’m going to get close again. And I will celebrate my comeback at Bayern.”
The Bavarian club’s sporting director, Matthias Sammer, says the club has been shaken by the injury but insists the midfielder has their full support.
“We are all shocked and saddened by this re-injury. Thiago was so close to the comeback after a long time out. But he knows that the whole of FC Bayern is there for him. We will do everything to ensure that he is healthy again and can bring us a lot of titles.”