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Bayern Munich’s star midfielder Thiago Alcantara could back in the coming weeks.
Thiago could return ahead of his recovery schedule after suffering from a muscular injury according to Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes. But the Spain international’s return will not be rushed.
The Spanish midfielder limped out of Bayern’s 2-1 win over Anderlecht in the Champions League in November and has not featured since. An exact diagnosis of his injury was not revealed by the Bundesliga giants but Heynckes now hopes the 26-year-old will be ready to feature again soon after making good strides in his recovery.
Heynckes says:”Saturday’s clash against Mainz was always going to be too soon for Thiago, but Heynckes also has concerns over Sandro Wagner and David Alaba, while Arturo Vidal is definitely out.
The German League leaders face Besiktas in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Knockout stages and will be hopeful that their midfield duo (Arturo Vidal and Thiago Alcantara) will be back in contention to start in two weeks time.
Heynckes further said:
“We need to wait and see over the next two, three weeks with Thiago,” Heynckes told a media conference. “It is looking good.
“He has worked phenomenally until now and can already take part in the beginning of [training] sessions.
“But one thing is clear, he will not return too early.”