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Bayern Munich suffer Toni Kroos injury blow

Updated: Wednesday, 03 Apr 2013 13:37 | Comments

Toni Kroos lies injured
Toni Kroos lies injured

Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes fears he will be without forward Toni Kroos for "a long time" after the Germany international suffered a muscle tear during last night's Champions League win over Juventus.

Kroos was replaced in the 16th minute of the quarter-final first leg at the Allianz Arena after falling to the floor following an innocuous-looking challenge.

It is not yet known how long Kroos will be sidelined for, but initial tests suggests he will be out for a number of weeks.

A statement on Bayern's official website read: "An initial diagnosis by FCB chief medical officer Dr Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt suggests the Germany international has ruptured a group of adductor muscles in his right hip and now faces several weeks on the sidelines."

Heynckes said it will "take a long time" before the 23-year-old Germany international will be available again, adding: "This is obviously very bitter.

"It's just such a shame for a young player who has played great this season."

Bayern, looking to reach the Champions League final for the third time in four years, beat Juve 2-0 tonight with goals from David Alaba and Thomas Muller.

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