It's starting to look like this Franck Ribery injury situation is worse than we originally thought. The Frenchman is set to miss the next eight weeks with his thigh injury, according to multiple reports.
Ribery was substituted at halftime during Bayern Munich's Champions League victory against Dinamo Zagreb. It was first revealed that he (along with several other players) would miss the final few matches before the winter break in order to get fully fit ahead of the start of the second half of the season, but further examinations have proven the injury to be a little more serious.
The matter has also stirred up another tiff between Pep Guardiola and the club's medical department. The two sides are allegedly pointing fingers at each other over Ribery's injury. According to Kicker, Guardiola is blaming Dr. Volker Braun for the new injury to Ribery, while the good doctor is putting the fault with Guardiola for playing him too soon.
You'll remember the kerfuffle last season when the war of words between Guardiola and Dr. Hans Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt resulted in the medical staff resigning. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge backed Guardiola, and the rest is history.
With Guardiola's decision looming, it will be interesting to see if anything comes of this tiff. As for Ribery, the Frenchman needs to sit until he is 100% prepared to return to the field.