OFFICIAL: Arturo Vidal ruled out for the rest of the season, including Real Madrid clash

OFFICIAL: Bayern Munich confirm midfielder Arturo Vidal has been ruled out for the rest of the season after having knee surgery.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT:

Arturo Vidal underwent knee surgery by Dr Ulrich Boenisch in Augsburg on Monday. The loose body that had been diagnosed beforehand was removed.

The attachment of the rear lateral meniscus which was damaged by the loose body was repaired. The season is over for Arturo Vidal.

The Chile midfielder has scored six times in 22 top-flight appearances for the Bundesliga champions this season but last featured domestically in the 2-1 defeat at RB Leipzig a month ago.

Vidal returned for the first leg of Bayern’s Champions League quarter-final triumph against Sevilla but was substituted after 36 minutes and aggravated his knee problem during training at the weekend. Vidal was immediately escorted from the training field by Franck Ribery and the club’s goalkeeping coach after his unfortunate trip.

On April 25, Bayern host Real Madrid at the Allianz Arena in the Champions League semi-final before the return leg the following week and now the Chilean midfielder will miss both games.

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