Long lay-off for Holger Badstuber
Holger Badstuber and FC Bayern have been struck by another severe injury blow. The centre-back fractured an ankle on Saturday in a practice ground accident during the final training session prior to Sunday's Bundesliga trip to Augsburg. Badstuber received immediate medical attention before being taken to hospital for a final diagnosis and surgery to repair the damage. The 26-year-old will be sidelined for three months.
It was in November 2015 that Badstuber made his most recent comeback in the Bundesliga meeting with Stuttgart after 200 days out with an injury to his left thigh. The latest setback marks another chapter in the injury misery suffered by the Bayern youth product, which began in December 2012 when he tore a cruciate ligament.
Get well soon Holger!