Soccer-Bayern winger Ribery ruled out by buttock injury

Reuters

BERLIN, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery will miss Saturday's match at Nuremberg after having an operation on burst blood vessels in his buttocks.

The France international had surgery on the unusual injury on Thursday and will stay in hospital until Sunday with no date for his return yet set.

"I hope that he can return to training with us as soon as possible," Bayern coach Pep Guardiola said in a club statement on Friday.

Bayern, 13 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga after 19 matches, visit Arsenal in their Champions League last 16 first leg on Feb. 19. (Reporting by Mark Meadows; editing by Tony Jimenez)

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