Bayern Midfielder Arturo Vidal won’t play for Bayern again this season the club confirmed in a statement.
“Arturo Vidal will be out for the rest of the season,” Bayern said.
Losing the tough-tackling midfielder for forthcoming key games is a blow to Bayern’s hunt for the treble including Tuesday’s German Cup semi-final against his old club Bayer Leverkusen.
A cup victory in Leverkusen would put Bayern in the May 19 final in Berlin —another step towards repeating their 2013 treble.
The Bavarian giants have already secured a sixth consecutive Bundesliga title, holding a massive 20-point lead over Schalke at the top of the table with four games remaining.
Meanwhile, Bayern have announced they will play pre-season friendlies against Paris Saint Germain in Klagenfurt, Austria, plus games against Juventus and Manchester City in July on a tour of the USA.
Chile won’t have to worry as they failed to qualify for the World Cup which will be held in Russia this June.