Padraig Whelan

Bayern Munich confirm Leon Goretzka lay-off after operation

Leon Goretzka will be sidelined for an unspecified period of time after the Bayern Munich midfielder underwent surgery.

He had been called up to the Germany squad for their recent Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Netherlands and Northern Ireland.

In the build-up to the game against the Dutch in Hamburg, Goretzka sustained another blow to his left thigh.

It led to the player suffering a haematoma to the area and the need for an operation to remove it.

Bayern have announced that the operation was a success.

However, they have been unable to put a timetable on his return as things stand.

The 24-year-old featured in both domestic cup competitions this season but has yet to make a Bundesliga appearance.