Bundesliga giants, Bayern Munich have announced that German midfielder, Mario Gotze will be out of action for up to three months after suffering a muscle tendon rupture on international duty.
The 23-year-old suffered the injury in Germany’s Euro 2016 qualification defeat to Republic of Ireland, with the midfielder now likely to miss the UEFA Champions League double-header with Arsenal.
The former Dortmund star was replaced after 35 minutes of Germany’s Euro 2016 qualification defeat to Republic of Ireland, with Shane Long’s second-half winner defeating the world champions in Dublin on Thursday.
Gotze appeared to overstretch as he battled for possession with Everton midfielder James McCarthy before being replaced by Andre Schurrle, and Bundesliga winners Bayern have now released a statement confirming the extent of the injury.
Following the injury, Bundesliga Champions have released a statement to that effect: “That is bitter! Mario Gotze won’t be available for FC Bayern for about 10 to 12 weeks. The 23-year old suffered a muscle tendon rupture in the adductors region during Germany’s European qualifier against Ireland on Thursday night, which was revealed by an examination on Friday. Gotze will be treated by the DFB’s medical stuff at Leipzig for the moment.
“Gotze, who had to go off in Dublin after 35 minutes, was one of the key players at FC Bayern this season so far. He played in 11 of 12 competitive games and scored four times. Coach Pep Guardiola has to play without him in the upcoming Bundesliga and Champions League games, as well as in the DFB Pokal second round at VfL Wolfsburg.”
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