Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez needs ankle operation

Gomez needs ankle surgery
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Bayern Munich confirm that Mario Gomez needs an ankle operation after sustaining an injury in Saturday's match against Werder Bremen.

Bayern Munich have confirmed that striker Mario Gomez needs an ankle operation after being stretchered off in Saturday's match against Werder Bremen.

The 27-year-old left the field minutes after half-time and the club admitted that he will require surgery on the injured ankle.

Bayern sporting director Matthias Sammer said: "He is not good. He needs surgery. Then we'll see how long he's out for."

Munich lost the Liga Total! Cup semi-final on penalties to Werder Bremen after a 2-2 draw in normal time.

The German giants have a number of injury problems ahead of the start of the Bundesliga, with Rafinha, David Alaba and Diego Contento all facing a prolonged spell on the sidelines.

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