Bayern's Deisler returns to psychiatric clinic

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19 October 2004 , MUNICH - In a personal setback for Bayern Munich's Sebastian Deisler, the club disclosed Tuesday that the young football star has returned to a psychiatric clinic for an examination. Bayern press spokesman Markus Hoerwick confirmed that the 24-year-old was at the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry for an examination. The institute's director, Professor Florian Holsboer, was to issue a statement about Deisler later in the day. Deisler had missed most of the 2003-2004 season while undergoi

19 October 2004

MUNICH - In a personal setback for Bayern Munich's Sebastian Deisler, the club disclosed Tuesday that the young football star has returned to a psychiatric clinic for an examination.

Bayern press spokesman Markus Hoerwick confirmed that the 24-year-old was at the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry for an examination. The institute's director, Professor Florian Holsboer, was to issue a statement about Deisler later in the day.

Deisler had missed most of the 2003-2004 season while undergoing treatment for clinical depression at the psychiatric clinic.

The disclosure came a day after Deisler had left Bayern in Turin, Italy, to return home. Bayern are preparing for a Champions League match Tuesday evening against Juventus Turin.

The club said Deisler had informed trainer Felix Magath and other team officials that he was not feeling well and asked to be able to return to Munich. The request was granted.

The development is a setback for Deisler in his battle against depression. In the new Bundesliga season, the midfielder had showed good form in the first few matches but had been lacklustre of late.

He was also called up for action again the German national team, playing in Germany's match against Brazil on 8 September, in his comeback in the national side after a year's absence.

DPA

Subject: German news

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