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Knee injury

Mana Iwabuchi tears knee ligament

The 22-year-old FC Bayern midfielder tore a ligament in her right knee this past weekend, as discovered during an examination.

The Japan international will undergo surgery this week and will not be available for the next coming weeks.  “We wish Mana all the best for the surgery and subsequent recovery period, and look forward to seeing her back on the pitch,” said team manager Karin Danner.

Mana Iwabuchi is the fifth player who will miss action in today’s Women’s Bundesliga home opener against Turbine Potsdam in addition to Lena Lotzen, Katharina Baunach, Sarah Romert and Veronica Boquete.