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Basti sidelined

Schweinsteiger in plaster with torn ligament

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