Starke injury adds to Bayern's goalkeeper crisis

The 33-year-old has suffered an ankle ligament rupture and joins Pepe Reina on the sidelines for the German champions

Bayern Munich’s goalkeeping options have been further depleted after Tom Starke sustained an ankle injury.

The 33-year-old picked up the problem in training on Sunday and subsequently underwent surgery the following day.

The Bundesliga champions have since confirmed he faces an indeterminate spell out of action as he begins a rehabilitation process this week.

Starke joins fellow goalkeeper Pepe Reina on the sidelines after the close-season signing injured his calf earlier this month.

Spain international Reina, who joined from Liverpool in August, was hurt when he featured in Bayern’s friendly with a Paulaner dream team of amateur footballers in Unterhaching.

It means Bayern are now short of experienced cover for regular No.1 and Germany international Manuel Neuer.

Bayern reserve-team shot-stopper Leopold Zingerie has now been called into the first-team squad for the club’s trip to Roma in the Champions League on Tuesday.

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