Created on 09-02-2012 at 00:00 AM
After just 17 minutes of Bayern’s 2-0 DFB Cup quarter-final victory over Stuttgart on Wednesday, Bastian Schweinsteiger hobbled from the field with injury. Following an examination and MRI scan by Bayern chief medical officer Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt on Thursday morning, the midfielder was diagnosed with ankle ligament damage, specifically a torn anterior exterior ligament in the right ankle.
The injured joint was immediately put in plaster. Schweinsteiger will wear the cast for a week, before being fitted with a special protective shoe, allowing him to commence sports rehab training. “We’ll issue an estimate of when Bastian should be able to train and play again at a later date,” Dr. Müller-Wohlfahrt informed fcbayern.de.