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Gladbach forward Raffael out with thigh muscle injury
September 29, 2016 / 5:21 PM / a year ago

Gladbach forward Raffael out with thigh muscle injury

BERLIN (Reuters) - Borussia Moenchengladbach forward Raffael will be out for an unspecified length of time after sustaining a thigh muscle injury in their 2-1 Champions League loss to Barcelona on Wednesday.

Football Soccer - Borussia Moenchengladbach photocall - German Bundesliga - Borussia-Park - Moenchengladbach, Germany - 01/08/16. Borussia Moenchengladbach's Raffael. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

The Brazilian, who helped set up their goal, was taken off injured three minutes after the restart with Gladbach conceding two goals to lose their second consecutive Group C match.

“A scan today revealed that the Brazilian sustained torn muscle fibre in his left thigh,” the club said in a statement.

“So Raffael will not be available for Borussia for the coming period,” it said, without specifying the length of his absence.

The 31-year-old had already missed their previous two league matches with an adductor muscle injury but the club said the new injury was unrelated.

Gladbach are fourth in the Bundesliga on 10 points, five off leaders Bayern Munich.

Reporting by Karolos Grohmann, editing by Pritha Sarkar

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