FC Bayern has confirmed today that Holger Badstuber suffered a new cruciate ligament injury, re-entering into rehab after missing several months for a similar problem.
Update: he had knee surgery and the club conforms that he will be out for 10 months. Apparently the injury is not career-threatening but it remains a worry because a re-rupture is serious.
Those are sad news, obviously. They reinforce the role played by guys such as JÃ©rÃ´me Boateng and Daniel van Buyten in the lineup and they may force FCB to use new signing Jan Kirchhoff more than expected in the beginning of next season. Unless the club goes after an extra central defender as an insurance policy.