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Bayern Munich's Tolisso out for months, Rafinha also injured

Reuters, Sunday 16 Sep 2018
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Bayern Munich's Brazilian defender Rafinha is escorted out from the pitch by medical staff after being injured during the German First division Bundesliga football match between FC Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen in Munich, on September 15, 2018. (Photo: AFP)
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Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso will miss much of the season after tearing his cruciate ligament in Saturday's 3-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen and expected to be out for months, the German champions said on Sunday.

The Frenchman, a World Cup winner with France in July, tore his cruciate ligament and meniscus in his right knee after he scored an equaliser for Bayern and will undergo surgery later in the day, Bayern said in a statement.

The champions said they will also be without defender Rafinha for several weeks after the Brazilian partially tore a ligament in his left ankle in the same game.

The Bavarians, top of the league with three wins from three matches, are already missing winger Kingsley Coman, who was injured at the start of the season.

They kick off their Champions League campaign next week against Benfica in Lisbon.

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