UCL: Panic in Bayern as Top Player out of Madrid Clash
The Chile international limped out of training on Sunday and Bayern are yet to get an official report from the medical team to ascertain how long he will be sidelined.
“Arturo went down without any contact and injured himself,” said Bayern head coach Heynckes.
“A part of the joint has come free. He needs a small operation and will be out for the short term, but we don’t yet know how long for.”
Bayern will play host to Real next Wednesday, April 25, in the first leg of their semi-final at the Allianz Arena, with the return leg in Madrid on May 1.
However, Heynckes did not rule out the possibility of having a Vidal on the pitch against Madrid
“He would have liked to play against Real,” said Heynckes.
“Arturo is a fighter, he’s a very professional player and he really wants to play.
“He is one of those players who can really bite his teeth, he is not squeamish and (he is) highly professional.”
It’s worthy to note that losing the 30-year-old at this point of the season is tantamount to a blow to Bayern’s Treble Hunt.
Vidal will certainly miss Tuesday’s German Cup semi-final against his old club Bayer Leverkusen.
French midfielder Corentin Tolisso is also struggling to recover from a knock.
A cup victory at Leverkusen would put Bayern in the May 19 final in Berlin — a step towards repeating their 2013 treble.
The Bavarians already have a Bundesliga title to their name already this season securing a sixth straight Bundesliga title win, with a massive 20-point lead over Schalke at the top of the table with four games left.