Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara can finally begin his rehab training after undergoing an operation to remove a screw from his right ankle, his club Bayern Munich confirmed on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old tore ankle ligaments six weeks ago on his second Bundesliga appearance for Bayern since joining from Barcelona.

Bayern has not said when Thiago can expect to return to action for the European champion, but he is not expected to start running for at least another fortnight. — AFP

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