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Bastian Schweinsteiger

30-Year-Old Midfielder     Bayern Munich  Bundesliga


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Knee    EST. RETURN:  Unknown
Birthdate:  August 1, 1984    Birthplace:  Kolbermoor, Germany
Nationality:  Germany    Height:  6' 0"    

October 23, 2014    Bastian Schweinsteiger News

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Schweinsteiger (knee) is back in training with a ball reports.

Having been out since August, Schweinsteiger has now been seen in an individual training session going through numerous exercises. It is uncertain when he will return fully but there may now be a chance that the World Cup winner could be back in match action before the end of the year.

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October 8, 2014

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Schweinsteiger may not be able to return from his knee injury until after the new year, Bild reports.

Schweinsteiger suffered the injury back in August and was only expected to miss a few weeks, but he is still not close to training with the first team. Bayern Munich have been rolling without him, so there is certainly not short-term urgency to rush him back before he's fully fit.

August 19, 2014

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Schweinsteiger is expected to miss several weeks due to a knee injury, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said Tuesday, reports.

While Schweinsteiger is an excellent player, Bayern are plenty deep to fill the void while he is sidelined. Germany's national team also plays a few international fixtures, which he will miss, but like Bayern, they have a number of players that are capable of filling in.

August 7, 2014

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Schweinsteiger bruised his ankle in Bayern Munich's loss to the MLS All-Stars on Wednesday.

Pep Guardiola was furious with some of the challenges dished out by the All-Stars, who ended up winning the match 2-1. Fortunately for Bayern, Schweinsteiger, who left the pitch only minutes after getting subbed on, doesn't appear to have picked up a serious injury. He should be fine for the start of the season.

June 16, 2014

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Schweinsteiger, who was declared fit Sunday following his recovery from a knee injury, was an unused substitute during Germany's 4-0 win over Portugal in their World Cup opener Monday.

Germany held a 2-0 lead after 32 minutes and had a man-advantage after 37 when Portugal defender Pepe was sent off, leaving little reason for Schweinsteiger to test his knee. Up next is a match against Ghana on Saturday, which could be an appropriate game to bring Schweinsteiger back.

June 15, 2014

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Schweinsteiger, who is recovering from a knee injury, was declared fit ahead of Monday's World Cup match against Portugal, The Guardian reports.

Coach Joachim Low has indicated that he will use Philipp Lahm in the midfield for the opening match, which could push Schweinsteiger to the bench, if Sami Khedria remains in the starting XI. Either way, Schweinsteiger has plenty of ability to produce off the bench.

May 23, 2014

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Schweinsteiger (knee) was able to participate in light training with the German national team Thursday, reports.

Schweinsteiger was held out of the DFB Cup final against Borussia Dortmund last weekend because of a patella tendon injury, although he is expected to be fit enough for the start of the World Cup.

May 13, 2014

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Schweinsteiger suffered a knee injury during Bayern Munich's final Bundesliga match of the season last weekend, and he is set for a scan this week, ESPN FC reports. "Bastian told me he has problems with his left knee," manager Pep Guardiola said. "The doctor told me that it is the patella tendon."

The injury could not come at a worse time for Schweinsteiger, who needs to be in top form for Germany at this summer's World Cup. Schweinsteiger had two ankle surgeries last year, so it has been awhile since he has been fully fit for a prolonged period.