After a recent operation, Thiago Alcantara of Bayern Munich faces a fight to be fit in time for the DFB-Pokal final.
Midfielder Thiago Alcantara is expected to miss the rest of the Bundesliga season, as he underwent groin surgery in Bayern Munich.
Recently, Spain International was plagued by injury and his participation was minimal as Bayern closed on what would be an eighth consecutive league title.
Thiago faces an out of action spell as he recovers from his setback, reported the club.
Head coach Hansi Flick said in a Friday news conference: “Thiago has had a groin operation. He ‘s going to be out for three weeks. We’ve decided to get it done right now. It’s possible he’ll be back for the cup final.”
Flick’s confusion about Thiago’s availability against Bayer Leverkusen for the DFB-Pokal final makes sense, considering that the match is scheduled for July 4.
Thiago would be on the point of returning to action by that stage if Bayern’s expectation of a three-week absence proves accurate, but he would lack match-fitness.
The 29-year-old seems likely to miss the run-in to the league championship.
This Saturday the Bundesliga season ends with Bayern facing Borussia Monchengladbach on June 27.
Flick’s men have a 3-0 lead over Chelsea after one leg in the last 16, and now they will turn their attention to the Champions League after the domestic campaign has been completed.