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Thiago Alcantara suffers partial ligament tear in his right knee, out 6 to 8 weeks

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The midfielder came off against Hoffenheim and has reportedly been taken to a hospital for tests.

Lennart Preiss

Just when everyone at the club was back from injury and getting closer to 100% health, today happens. (Okay, not everybody is back. We're still waiting for you, Holger.) Thiago Alcantara left today's match against Hoffenheim in only the 25th minute after picking up an injury to his right leg. As far as could be told, there was no collision/tackle that caused the injury.

While we can let the speculation run rampant until the club officially releases a statement on the matter, we have this tweet to go by from the Deutsche Presse-Agentur's Isaac Lluch who is at the Allianz Arena for this match.

So, he's gone to the hospital for tests to see the extent of the injuries and is likely out for the Manchester United match on Tuesday. While this is likely just precautionary, Thiago has shown his importance to this team throughout the season, and it would be a blow if he were to miss any more significant time.

Meanwhile, I think we'll just have to stick with our central midfielders of Bastian Schweinsteiger, Toni Kroos, Philipp Lahm, and Javi Martinez. Things could be worse.

UPDATE: Reports are trickling out now that Thiago will miss around four weeks with a ligament "tear" in his knee.

UPDATE: Thiago has suffered a partial ligament tear in his right knee. His original diagnosis of four weeks in inaccurate. He will be out 6 to 8 weeks. That puts his return during the DFB Pokal final and UEFA Champions League final. Do not expect to see him suit up for Bayern Munich again this season.