Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal will undergo minor knee surgery after picking up an injury during training.
The Chile international is only expected to miss a short period of time, manager Jupp Heynckes confirmed on Monday.
Vidal is now sidelined for Tuesday’s German Cup semi-final against Bayer Leverkusen and is also unlikely to make their Champions League semi-final first leg against Real Madrid next week.
Bayern are chasing a treble of titles having already secured the Bundesliga crown.
‘He slipped and turned his knee,’ Heynckes said of Vidal’s injury in training on Sunday.
‘I talked with the doctor. He did a scan. Arturo will need to undergo a minor arthroscopic surgery.
‘He is already on his way to Augsburg. He is now ruled out for the short-term for sure.’