Bayern Munich are to make an official complaint to Uefa and are considering legal action against the Dutch football federation (KNVB) after Mark van Bommel returned to the club carrying an injury.
The reigning Bundesliga champions asked for the midfielder not to play in Tuesday’s Euro 2012 qualifier against Sweden as they claimed he was carrying a knee injury picked up in Friday game against Moldova.
However, Holland boss Bert van Marwijk still played van Bommel for 70 minutes versus Sweden.
“Mark van Bommel returned to Munich this Wednesday…he was examined by the club’s doctor, Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt, who noticed the injuries,” the German club said in a statement.
According to Bayern, Van Bommel has torn tissue and bruised his right knee, requiring “complete rest” for the next five days followed by a further five days of recovery.
“He will therefore be missing at least for the Bundesliga game against Hanover (on Saturday) and the Champions League tie with Cluj (the following Tuesday),” Bayern stated.
Bayern “is going to make Uefa aware of this affair in the coming days and is keeping open the possibility of legal action against the KNVB,” the statement warned.