Bayern Munich’s Luiz Gustavo Could Miss The Entire Season

Defensive Midfielder Luiz Gustavo has missed first team action since the game against Hamburg SV two weeks ago. The midfielder has developed a groin injury since then. The injury which seemed normal at the start, developed into a critical one for which a surgery was required. Hence Gustavo underwent a groin surgery yesterday rather than flying to Valencia with his team-mates.

It is now feared that the Brazilian midfielder could be out of action for a long time and with only five weeks to go before the Bundesliga goes on its winter break, the chances of the 25-year-old playing again this year appear to be very slim.

“It’s a painful loss,” said Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes inValencia. “I don’t know how long he is going to be out for.

“He is an important player in my system and I hope to have him back as soon as possible. He’s been having a good season.”

Gustavo, who joined Bayern from league rival Hoffenheim last year, has been a regular and an important figure for the Bavarian side, even keeping the league’s record signingJavi Martinezout on occasions.

His loss leaves Heynckes shorter on options for a busy schedule of matches between now and the winter break.

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