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Bastian Schweinsteiger to Have Second Surgery on Right Ankle

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The 29-year-old will need a second operation after post-operative ossification in his right ankle

Alexander Hassenstein

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

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.