Bayern defender Boateng out for six weeks after surgery

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Munich, Dec 20 (IANS) Bayern Munich’s defender Jerome Boateng will be out for at least six weeks after undergoing an operation on his right chest muscle on Tuesday, the German football champions said.

The 28-year-old German international will be out of the game until February next year. He has amassed a long streak of injuries in the last year, reports Efe.

“If there are no problems with the healing process, Jerome Boateng will be unavailable for approximately six weeks,” the Bayern medical team said.

The next European commitment for Carlo Ancelotti’s side will be the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16 against Arsenal on February 15.

–IANS

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