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Bayern's Coutinho out for two weeks after ankle surgery

Fri 24 April 2020 | 15:51

Bayern Munich have confirmed that their midfielder, Philippe Coutinho, will be out for two weeks after he had a susccessful surgery on his right ankle to remove loose fragments in it.

As Bayern announced on Friday, Philippe Coutinho, will be out for two weeks after his successful ankle surgery.

According to Bayern, the 27-year-old midfielder underwent a surgery to remove loose fragments in his right ankle joint.

Having scored nine goals and provided eight assists in his 32 appearances for Bayern, Coutinho will begin his recovery programme during the time he's off.

The Brazil international, who is on a season-long loan at Bayern from Barcelona, is lucky to miss no matches due to his condition as all the football in Europe including German top-tier league, Bundesliga, have come to a halt to prevent further spread of the coronavirus.

On Thursday, the German Football League (DFL) announced the top two tiers are on course to be back in action in May, though the final decision on a restart date lies with the nation's politicians.

Mass gatherings have been prohibited by the government until the end of August, but DFL chief executive Christian Seifert said the governing body is working towards playing fixtures behind closed doors.

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