Blow for Bayern as Heynckes confirms surgery for Vidal

By Sports Desk April 16, 2018

Arturo Vidal is a doubt for both legs of Bayern Munich's Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid as he requires knee surgery, head coach Jupp Heynckes has confirmed.

The 30-year-old felt pain in his right knee during training on Sunday and was sent for further tests.

Heynckes says the Chilean now requires a small operation to remove "a loose body" from within the joint, meaning he faces a spell on the sidelines.

"Arturo had a trip without any contact from anyone else," Heynckes told a news conference. "He has a loose body in the knee joint. He needs a small procedure and will be out for the time being.

"He's a fighter. I'm confident for his recovery."

The news is a blow for Bayern, with Vidal set to miss the DFB-Pokal semi-final against Bayer Leverkusen and almost certainly the Bundesliga trip to Hannover at the weekend.

He is also a major doubt for the first leg of their clash with Madrid, which takes place a week on Wednesday.

Bayern could also be without Corentin Tolisso for the trip to the BayArena on Tuesday, with the France international having picked up a problem in the 5-1 thrashing of Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.

"Coco picked up another knock against Gladbach and has some bruising. It's not yet clear if he'll make tomorrow's squad," added Heynckes.

Related items

  • Police charge two over Liverpool fan attack Police charge two over Liverpool fan attack

    Two Italian men have been charged after attacking a 53-year-old Liverpool fan and leaving him in a critical condition before the Reds' Champions League match with Roma on Tuesday, Merseyside Police confirmed.

    The

  • Bayern were naive and reckless – Kimmich Bayern were naive and reckless – Kimmich

    Bayern Munich defender Joshua Kimmich says his side were "completely naive and reckless" as they lost at home to Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.

    Kimmich gave Bayern a

  • Salah a nightmare to train against – Alexander-Arnold Salah a nightmare to train against – Alexander-Arnold

    Mohamed Salah is such a "nightmare" to train against that his Liverpool team-mate Trent Alexander-Arnold does not "really like him" sometimes.

    Salah is enjoying a marvellous first campaign at Anfield, having arrived

© 2018 SportsMaxTV All Rights Reserved.