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Gustavo suffers year-ending injury

By Football News



Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes will have to do without Luiz Gustavo for the rest of 2012.

The defensive midfielder recently suffered a groin injury and he has now undergone surgery.

It is unknown how long Gustavo will be sidelined for, but Bayern fear he will not return before the winter break.

"It's a painful loss. I don't know how long he is going to be out for," Heynckes told reporters.

"He is an important player in my system and I hope to have him back as soon as possible. He's been having a good season."

The 25-year-old has made nine Bundesliga appearances so far this term, netting three goals in the process.