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Thiago Alcantara set for long spell on the sidelines with torn thigh muscle

Thiago Alcantara set for long spell on the sidelines with torn thigh muscle
From ESPN - November 23, 2017

MUNICH -- Thiago Alcantara faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after "partially tearing a thigh muscle" against Anderlecht, Bayern Munich announced on Thursday.

Thiago, 26, had to be replaced by James Rodriguez on the stroke of half-time in Bayern's 2-1 Champions League win over the Belgian champions after a tackle from Anderlecht's Sven Kums.

Coach Jupp Heynckes said after the game last night it looked like the Spain midfielder had picked up "a serious muscle injury" and Bayern's worst fears were confirmed after an examination by club medic Doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt in Munich.

"The Spain international has partially torn a thigh muscle and will be ruled out for a long time," Bayern announced via the club's website.

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