Bastian Schweinsteiger's ankle problems continue.
Bayern München released today that the 29-year-old needs another surgery on his ankle. This is the same ankle that Schweinsteiger had surgery on in June after the conclusion of the 2012/13 season
Bad news: Bastian #Schweinsteiger (29) requires surgery on his ankle again. Get better soon @BSchweinsteiger!— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) November 8, 2013
Team doctor Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfarth also explained the nature to which Schweinsteiger is still feeling pain.
"In the course of medical check-ups in recent weeks we have diagnosed progressive post-operative ossification in the area around Bastian Schweinsteiger’s right ankle. This is causing tendonitis due to mechanical stress."
Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfarth, FC Bayern Website
Apparently this ankle problem has bothered Schweinsteiger for a while, although he tried to play through it. Now it seems the issue is at a point where something needs to be done.
"I’ve repeatedly felt severe pain over the last few weeks. I tried my best to keep going, but I’ve now come to a point where an operation can no longer be avoided. After the op, I hope I’ll be able to play again completely free of pain."
Bastian Schweinsteiger, FC Bayern Website
The team has not yet released a time-frame for recovery. The timing is not terrible, considering FC Bayern have wrapped up Group D in the Champions League and are only a month away from the winter break in the Bundesliga.
FC Bayern will have to travel to Dortmund without their vice-captain, and maybe the FIFA World Cup will not be in Schweinsteiger's future.