Lahm undergoes successful ankle surgery

The former Germany skipper has gone under the knife after sustaining a serious injury in training this week and will be out of action for three months

Bayern Munich have confirmed that captain Philipp Lahm has undergone a successful operation on his fractured ankle.

Lahm sustained the injury in a training session on Tuesday, as the 31-year-old World Cup winner collapsed to the ground unchallenged.

The Bavarian club duly revealed that Lahm faces a three-month lay-off and the versatile former Germany captain, who can operate as either a defensive midfielder or a full-back, has now gone under the knife.

Bayern posted on their official Twitter account: “Philipp #Lahm’s operation was a success. Ankle held in place with metal plate and screws. Several weeks rest and then he begins rehab.”

Lahm has featured in 18 matches for Bayern this season.

Pep Guardiola’s men resume Bundesliga action on Saturday with a home game against Hoffenheim at the Allianz Arena.

They currently lead the Bundesliga table with 27 points from 11 games, holding a four-point lead over second-placed Wolfsburg.

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