Bayern Munich’s Ivan Perisic likely to miss Champions League tie with Chelsea after an ankle injury

Bayern Munich star Ivan Perisic becomes a major doubt for the Bavarians’ Champions League clash with Chelsea, according to The Sun. The 31-year-old fractured his ankle after Real Madrid loanee Alvaro Odriozola fouled him in training.

His injury was confirmed by the club’s caretaker manager Hans Flick that the former Wolfsburg forward is unlikely to recover before at least four weeks. This means that the Croatian winger is almost certain to miss the first leg against Frank Lampard’s side on February 25 while his availability for the return leg at the Allianz Arena will also be a doubt.

The 88-caps Croatia international has been in superb red-hot form for the German side before his injury, with five goals and eight assists in all outings to his name this season so far. In his absence, Bayern will now have to make do without him ahead of their upcoming clash with Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge.

Flick told the media:

“He has a fracture at the outside of his ankle.

“It will take at least four weeks until it is healed and only then he will be able to start with building up training again.”

The experienced forward started his career at Hajduk Split, and following stints at Sochaux and Roeselare went on to make a big name at Club Brugge, where he racked up 70 league appearances and scored 31 goals. He landed a big transfer move to Borussia Dortmund in 2011 before signing with Wolfsburg in 2013.

Since 2015, he has been at the Serie A club Inter Milan and only joined Bayern on loan this summer.

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