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Surgery for Bastian Schweinsteiger

Bayern Munich’s Germany international Bastian Schweinsteiger (29), who underwent ankle surgery at the end of last season, requires a further operation.

“In the course of medical check-ups in recent weeks we have diagnosed progressive post-operative ossification in the area around Bastian Schweinsteiger’s right ankle,“ commented FC Bayern Chief Medical Officer Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt. “This is causing tendonitis due to mechanical stress.“

Despite intensive conservative treatment it has been impossible to alleviate the condition satisfactorily. The player can no longer participate in training or matches. Surgery will be performed shortly.

“I’ve repeatedly felt severe pain over the last few weeks,” acknowledged Bastian Schweinsteiger. “I tried my best to keep going, but I’ve now come to a point where an operation can no longer be avoided. After the op, I hope I’ll be able to play again completely free of pain.“