The 24-year-old Thiago Alcantara, who currently plays as a midfielder at Bayern Munich, has revealed that the latest knee injury he suffered from is not serious, but still, it will prevent him from playing for “a few weeks”. He also expressed his gratitude to everyone who supported him.
Alcantara, who also plays in the national football team of Spain, injured his right knee in Friday’s match against England, and as a result has withdrawn from the Spain squad for the latter’s friendly against Belgium that is to take place in Tuesday.
According to an official statement published on the website of the Spain national team, the player has withdrawn from the squad and would be treated by the medical staff of Bayern Munich “to maximise preventative measures”, given his surgical history.
Last Friday, Thiago Alcantara suffered a trauma over the first half of Spain’s friendly against England, which ended 2-0. Later, MRI scan showed there was an injury to the player’s medial collateral ligament in his right knee. Unfortunately, this is not the first disruption of the Bayern Munich’s midfielder career. Alcantara has previously had a series of knee and ankle problems over the last several seasons after his 2013 transfer from Barcelona to the German football club, which currently is ranked first in the national Bundesliga.
The player, usually called only with his first name – Thiago, has taken part in a total of 34 league games in three seasons at the German No.1 club primarily due to injury. A surgical ligament damage repair in his right knee caused him to miss the 2014 World Cup finals that took place in Brazil. As a result from the traumas, Alcantara was out from February 2014 until April 2015, which is more than a year and could have influenced his overall form in the future.
Still, the latest injury of the midfielder was described only as a minor issue. The news would probably be a relief for Bayern Munich, as Alcantara has been in outstanding physical condition over the season. When playing, Thiago could be described as the very core of the German grand, as he dictates matches with utter surety and flamboyant confidence in success, demonstrating supreme technical skills and forcing opposition defenders to constantly focus their attention to his actions. The immaculate passing ability of the player has made him a desired ally for his team-mates, too.
The leaders in the Bundesliga – Bayern Munchen – now have only eight games before the beginning of the winter break in December and are only several days away from the match with Schalke on Saturday, before hosting their Champions League match with Olympiakos next Tuesday.