23-Year-Old Midfielder Bayern Munich Bundesliga Full Name: Thiago Alcantara do Nascimento
Bayern Munich sporting director Matthias Sammer said Thiago will not be rushed back from his torn MCL, which he suffered in March, Goal.com 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.