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Holger’s bitter setback

Badstuber suffers second cruciate injury

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In shock news on Saturday, Bayern announced that Holger Badstuber has suffered a second rupture of the cruciate ligaments in his right knee and faces further long months on the sidelines.

The Germany international missed more than half of the 2012/13 campaign after initially tearing the cruciate in his right knee in the Bundesliga meeting with Borussia Dortmund in early December last year.

The new injury is a so-called re-rupture, sustained in the course of the player’s sports rehab programme, and Badstuber will require another operation to repair the damage. Bayern board director for sport Matthias Sammer commented: “Obviously, we’ll give him all the time in the world to get fit. We’re optimistic. I’m confident he’ll be back, stronger than ever.“