Bayern Munich defender Daniel Van Buyten is facing a spell on the sidelines after it was confirmed that he sustained a metatarsal fracture in his left foot.

Van Buyten suffered the injury in Friday's 3-1 defeat to Monchengladbach when he collided with Gladbach's Marco Reus. And despite the fact that he has already undergone surgery, there is no timetable yet for his return.

The 33-year-old has scored four goals in 13 league appearances for Bayern this season, but will likely miss a handful of Bundesliga matches as well as a Pokal Cup game and possibly the first leg of Bayern's Champions League encounter with FC Basel toward the end of February.