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Thiago Alcantara

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


Spain

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

March 30, 2014    Thiago Alcantara News

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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, ESPN.co.uk 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.

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

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 Bundelsiga.com.

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 Bundesliga.com.

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.

August 24, 2013

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Thiago was in the Starting XI for Bayern's 2-0 victory over Nurnberg on Saturday. He took two shots (zero on goal) and was replaced in the 62nd minute by Thomas Muller.

Alcantara made his debut as a sub in last week's match against Frankfurt but finally was able to crack the starting lineup this week. It's unclear if he's there for good, as Bayern have talent up-and-down the roster, which makes consistent playing time a little tough this year.

August 9, 2013

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Thiago could miss Friday's Bundesliga opener against Borussia Monchengladbach after coming down with the flu, according to ESPN FC.

It's a long season and if Thiago isn't in top form for the opener, Bayern have plenty of players who can step up in his place for a day. He joined Bayern in July after choosing the German giant over Manchester United.