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Bayern's Holger Badstuber out 3 months with broken ankle

Holger Badstuber of Bayern Munich during the Bundesliga match between VfL Bochum and Bayern Munich on February 4, 2016 at the RewirpowerSTADION in Bochum, Germany.(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

Holger Badstuber of Bayern Munich during the Bundesliga match between VfL Bochum and Bayern Munich on February 4, 2016 at the RewirpowerSTADION in Bochum, Germany.(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

Holger Badstuber's injury woes returned on Saturday when the Bayern Munich defender broke his ankle in training ahead of Sunday's Bundesliga trip to Augsburg.

The club announced the 26-year-old was taken to hospital for surgery and will be out for three months.

It is the latest in a catalogue of injuries which have plagued the Germany international's career over recent years.

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A cruciate ligament tear in December 2012 forced him to spend the best part of two years on the sidelines and a tendon tear four months after his comeback ruled him out for another four months before he returned in January 2015.

Last April, a thigh muscle tear kept him out for a further six months and he only returned in November.

He had made just seven appearances in his latest comeback.

Badstuber's injury is a further blow for Bayern coach Pep Guardiola, who is already without Jerome Boateng and Javi Martinez.