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Thiago Alcantara

23-Year-Old Midfielder     Bayern Munich  Bundesliga      Full Name: Thiago Alcantara do Nascimento


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Knee    EST. RETURN:  Unknown
Birthdate:  April 11, 1991    Birthplace:  San Pietro Vernotico (Italy)
Nationality:  Spain    Height:  5' 8"    

October 11, 2014    Thiago Alcantara News

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Thiago returned to first-team training Thursday, taking a major step in his recovery from a knee injury suffered in March, reports.

Thiago was making progress over the summer before suffering a setback in August. It still seems too early to determine whether he will be available to face Werder Bremen on Oct. 18 when Bayern's Bundesliga schedule picks up again, and while they have been crushing opponents this season, they are still without Bastian Schweinsteiger (knee) and Javi Martinez (knee), putting more emphasis on Thiago's return.

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Thiago Alcantara: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

July 26, 2014

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Bayern Munich sporting director Matthias Sammer said Thiago will not be rushed back from his torn MCL, which he suffered in March, reports. "The operation went well," Sammer said. "It will still take him a while to return, but we're giving him all the time in the world."

Thiago was initially given a six-to-eight week recovery timeframe, which was obviously significantly less than what's transpired. At any event, he won't be ready for the start of the season and he has no clear timetable for return.

March 30, 2014

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Thiago suffered a partially torn ligament in his right knee during Saturday's match against TSG Hoffenheim and he is expected to miss the next six-to-eight weeks, reports.

Bayern have already wrapped up the Bundesliga title, but begin the quarterfinals of the Champions League against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Tuesday. It is a big blow in that respect, as Bayern attempt to win back-to-back Champions League trophies.

February 23, 2014

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Thiago scored in the 34th minute of Bayern Munich's 4-0 win over Hannover 96 on Sunday.

Thiago has battled an ankle injury this season, which has limited him to only 11 Bundesliga appearances. He has two goals and three assists in that span, although there are better fantasy options in the Bayern midfield.

October 25, 2013

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Thiago, who had a screw removed from his right left two weeks ago, was able to do some light jogging while working with club rehab coaches.

Thiago does not have a specific return date, although it's good to see he's hit the first step in his rehabilitation. He initially went down with the injury in late August.

October 11, 2013

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Thiago had a screw removed from his right left that will now allow him to start a full rehabilitation program for his injured ankle, according to

Thiago has not played for Bayern since injuring his ankle against FC Augsburg at the end of August. He does not have a clear timetable for his return, but it appears to be later rather than sooner.

September 20, 2013

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Thiago continues to wear special footwear following surgery on his ankle but has begun training in the club's gym, according to

Thiago injured his ankle back on August 24 against Nurnberg and was expected to miss at least seven weeks with the injury. He's almost four weeks in, so a return to training could happen relatively shortly.

August 26, 2013

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Thiago is expected to miss the next seven weeks after tearing a ligament in his right ankle during Saturday's 2-0 win over Nurnberg, Fox Soccer reports.

Thiago will have surgery Monday to begin the process of fixing his ankle, which Bayern hope will only take seven weeks to recover from. The Barcelona transfer had been solid for his new club in the early part of the Bundesliga season, although it could open up some playing time for Mario Gotze. With the injury, Thiago is expected to miss Bundesliga matches against Freiburg, Hannover, Schalke and Wolfsburg, as well as the start of Champions League group matches and a second round game against Hannover in the German Cup second-round.