Thiago escapes serious ankle injury

first_imgThiago Alcântara Positive news for Bayern as Thiago escapes serious injury Joe Wright Last updated 2 years ago 20:19 10/9/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) thiago alcantara - cropped Bongarts Bayern München Bayern München v Freiburg Freiburg Israel v Spain Bundesliga Spain WC Qualification Europe Spain v Albania There were fears that the 26-year-old could be out of action for a longer period but he is now in contention to face Freiburg on Saturday Thiago Alcantara could return against Freiburg on Saturday after Bayern Munich confirmed he has not suffered a major ankle injury.Der FCB 13/2 to beat Celtic 4-0The 26-year-old will sit out Spain’s final World Cup qualifier against Israel on Monday after an MRI scan showed he had picked up a problem following the 3-0 win over Albania last week, in which he scored his side’s third goal. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Subsequent tests have identified a strain to his ankle ligaments but Bayern expect him to miss only a handful of training sessions and hope he will be available when their Bundesliga title defence resumes this weekend.”Thiago has strained an interior ligament in his ankle and must only take a short break from training,” the club said in a statement.”The 26-year-old will in all probability be back for the home game against Freiburg.”Bayern go into the match five points behind league leaders Borussia Dortmund after seven games.It will be the first game in charge for Jupp Heynckes, who has been appointed for a fourth spell as head coach until the end of the season following the dismissal of Carlo Ancelotti.last_img read more