Jerome Boateng Shoulder injury sidelines Bayern defender

Asked if surgery was necessary, the 28-year-old Boateng told Kicker: "Unfortunately, yes."

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Bayern Munich's defender Jerome Boateng gestures prior the UEFA Champions League group D football match against PSV Eindhoven November 1, 2016 play

Bayern Munich's defender Jerome Boateng gestures prior the UEFA Champions League group D football match against PSV Eindhoven November 1, 2016

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Bayern Munich's German international defender Jerome Boateng will be sidelined for a number of weeks after needing a shoulder operation, Kicker magazine reported on its website.

Asked if surgery was necessary, the 28-year-old Boateng told Kicker: "Unfortunately, yes."

Boateng, who suffered the injury in a training ground fall, missed the start of the season after tearing a thigh muscle on international duty with Germany at Euro 2016.

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