Bad news for Bayern Munich’s Douglas Costa

Bayern's Douglas Costa
Bayern’s Douglas Costa

Douglas Costa setback

Bayern Munich and Douglas Costa have been served with the some bad news.

Following their defeat at Atletico Madrid in the Champions League in midweek – the first defeat Carlo Ancelotti has suffered since arriving at the Allianz Arena – the Bavarians have learned that they are set to be without their Brazilian star for longer than expected.

Costa picked up a muscle injury against Ingolstadt in the third round of the Bundesliga, and the winger was expected to return to action in October after the international break.

But now that timetable has been pushed back.

Costa out for longer

German news outlet Kicker have reported that Costa won’t return to action in October, but rather he’s expected to only reappear for Bayern in November.

It’s been a rough few months for Douglas Costa after the 26-year-old missed both the Copa America Centenario and the Rio Olympics due to a thigh injury.