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Thiago Alcantara

24-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"    
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November 17, 2015    Thiago Alcantara News

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Thiago will be sidelined for three-to-four weeks because of a knee injury, the club announced Tuesday.

Thiago has been a steady contributor this season, and his timeline will force him to miss at least one Champions League match, in addition to the Bundesliga time.

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

June 8, 2015

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Alcantara made just 13 appearances for Bayern in all competitions this season because of a knee injury, managing two goals and one assist in his abbreviated campaign.

The 24-year-old has endured a rough time since transferring from Barcelona two years ago, scoring just four goals with five assists in only 35 total matches during that span. Alcantara is definitely in manager Pep Guardiola's future plans after the club shelled out $25 million for him in 2013, and he will hope to reach closer to his full potential next season.

April 15, 2015

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Alcantara started again and scored in the 28th minute of Bayern Munich's Champions League match versus Porto on Wednesday.

The Spaniard also played 90 minutes for the first time this season, although it came in a disappointing 3-1 defeat. He seems to be fully fit now and should be heavily involved again this weekend against Hoffenheim, if teammates Franck Ribbery and Arjen Robben remain sidelined.

March 13, 2015

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Thiago (knee) returned to training Thursday, the Associated Press reports.

Thiago has been sidelined since suffering a knee ligament injury in October, and while his return to training is a positive sign, it'll likely be a while before he's cleared to play in a match.

October 11, 2014

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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.

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.