To be fit in time for the DFB-Pokal final Thiago Alcantara of Bayern Munich faces a problem after a recent operation.
In Bayern Munich, Midfielder Thiago Alcantara underwent groin surgery because of which he is expected to miss the rest of the Bundesliga season.
Spain International had minimal participation because he was plagued by injury and Bayern closed on what would be an eighth consecutive league title.
As Thiago recovers from his setback he faces an out of action spell, reported the club.
Head coach Hansi Flick said in a Friday news conference: “Thiago has had a groin operation. He ‘s going to be out for three weeks. We’ve decided to get it done right now. It’s possible he’ll be back for the cup final.”
Flick’s confusion about Thiago’s availability against Bayer Leverkusen for the DFB-Pokal final makes sense, considering that the match is scheduled for July 4.
Thiago would be on the point of returning to action by that stage if Bayern’s expectation of a three-week absence proves accurate, but he would lack match-fitness.
The 29-year-old seems likely to miss the run-in to the league championship.
With Bayern facing Borussia Monchengladbach on June 27, the Bundesliga season ends this Saturday.
Flick’s men will turn their attention to the Champions League after the domestic campaign has been completed, where they have a 3-0 lead over Chelsea after one leg in the last 16.