Badstuber suffers new injury - op in USA

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Bayern's Germany international Holger Badstuber (26) has sustained a new injury. The defender suffered a rupture in the area of the frontal thigh muscles (quadriceps group) in his left leg during FCB's 6-1 victory over FC Porto in Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final return and now requires surgery. The operation will be performed in Vail, Colorado (USA) in the course of the next few days. The player will be sidelined for three to four months.

"Obviously I'm very disappointed at the moment," commented Badstuber, "but despite it all I'm remaining positive and I'll be back again fully fit. I know everything will be done for me at FC Bayern so I can come back as an important part of the team."

"We're so sorry for Holger. He worked so hard towards his latest comeback -- and now this," commented FC Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. "But we've come to know and value Holger as a fighter. He'll never allow himself to become discouraged even by this new injury. He knows how important he is to us. That will spur him on during the sports rehabilitation phase and help him recover fitness as quickly as possible."

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