Bavarians urge caution over Vidal fitness

FC Bayern München chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge admits he is worried about the fitness of midfielder Arturo Vidal after he picked up an injury on international duty with Chile.

The 29-year-old was subbed off during Chile's 0-0 draw with Columbia with an apparent adductor problem, but is widely expected to start the World Cup qualifier against Uruguay on Tuesday, which has sparked concerns the injury could get worse.

Rummenigge pleaded with Chile not to take any risks with the star, obviously with an eye firmly on Bayern's derby clash with archrivals Borussia Dortmund after the international break.

"Bayern Munich are very worried about Arturo Vidal's health," the club chairman told Bild. "We urge the Chilean Football Association to deal with this situation responsibly and sensibly.

"It should be a given that the player's health is top priority."

Vidal has become a crucial component of the Bayern midfield and has played 15 times this season, scoring three goals and laying on an assist.

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