Bayern Munich are sweating over the fitness of midfielder Thiago Alcantara.
The 24-year-old was subbed out of Spain’s 2-0 win over England on Friday night after just 27 minutes, and the news since is extremely concerning for Pep Guardiola.
Thiago underwent a scan on his right knee, and he’s since been sent back from Spain to Munich for further tests and treatment.
The Spanish team posted the following update on Thiago’s health on their website:
He carried out an MRI scan and results show an edema in the proximal insertion of the medial collateral ligament on his right knee caused by indirect trauma suffered in the match against England.
Taking into account the operations the player has undergone and as a matter of prevention, it has been decided for the player to leave the Spain camp and carry out further tests and work with Bayern Munich’s medical staff, who have been in constant contact with Spain’s staff since the footballer left the pitch at the Spain-England friendly.
The news is especially concerning considering Thiago’s recent history, as he missed most of last season with a knee injury.
The international breaks have been bad news for Bayern this season, as Arjen Robben and Mario Gotze has also been hurt playing for their countries.