Bayern Munich Suffer Bastian Schweinsteiger Injury Blow

STUTTGART, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 08: Bastian Schweinsteiger of Muenchen receives treatment during the DFB Cup Quarter Final match between VfB Stuttgart and Bayern Muenchen at Mercedes-Benz Arena on February 8, 2012 in Stuttgart, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Bastian Schweinsteiger will be out for an undisclosed period after tearing ligaments in his right ankle during Bayern Munich's cup match on Wednesday.

Bayern Munich star Bastian Schweisteiger has endured an injury-hit season so far and there's been more bad news for the Germany midfielder - he'll miss several weeks after injuring his ankle during Bayern's 2-0 win over Stuttgart in the DFB-Pokal quarterfinals on Wednesday. Tests have confirmed that Schweinsteiger has suffered ligament damage in his right ankle, and the club don't seem to be entirely sure when he'll be back up and running, with the brilliantly-named Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt telling the world to wait and see:

We will have to make a prediction as to when Bastian will be able to train or play again at a later date,

With torn ankle ligaments, Schweinsteiger will almost certainly miss Bayern's Champions League clash with Swiss side FC Basel - not good news for the German giants, as they're nowhere near as strong a side without their best player in the team. The quicker he's back, the better, for Bayern and the national team. If this lingers, it could mean very bad things for the upcoming 2012 European Championship.

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