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Surgery for left-back

Contento sidelined for four to six weeks

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Bayern’s current poor run of luck with injuries continued at the weekend on news that left-back Diego Contento will be out of action for up to six weeks. The 20-year-old defender has undergone surgery on his left groin, coach Louis van Gaal reported on Sunday. The Munich youth product could be back in training four weeks from now, Van Gaal said.

Groin problems kept Contento out of Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at home to Bundesliga leaders FSV Mainz. For Tuesday’s Champions League trip to face Swiss double winners FC Basel, Van Gaal is also definitely without Arjen Robben, Franck Ribéry, David Alaba and Breno, although the Brazilian centre-back has now resumed the team training programme after recovering from cruciate ligament damage.