Klose undergoes ankle surgery
Bayern Munich will be without Germany striker Miroslav Klose for at least two weeks after the top-scorer at the 2006 World Cup had surgery on his right ankle on Sunday.
The forward had to be helped off after 31 minutes of his side's 3-0 win over Bochum on Saturday having damaged ankle ligaments and faces a race against time to be fit for Bayern's Champions League quarterfinal next month.
Klose, 30, is out of Bayern's German league clash against Karlsruhe this weekend and is highly doubtful for Germany's World Cup qualifiers against Liechtenstein on March 28 and Wales on April 1.
Bayern are already without Italian striker Luca Toni, who has an achilles tendon injury, while midfielder Franck Ribery is missing with a shin problem.
"It is really a bad blow for us," said Bayern coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
"We hope things go well now after the surgery and that Miro is on his feet again as quickly as possible."
Defending champions Bayern are second in the Bundesliga and are four points behind leaders Berlin.
They now have problems in attack with Lukas Podolski as their only fit centre-forward.