Deisler is suffering from burnout

21st November 2003, Comments 0 comments

21 November 2003 , MUNICH - Bayern Munich coach, Ottmar Hitzfeld, confirmed Friday that midfielder Sebastian Deisler is suffering from burnout syndrome and faces a long layoff while he receives treatment for the condition. "I reckon that he won't be able to play until the new year," said Hitzfeld, adding that Deisler has been receiving treatment at a clinic over the last few days. Burnout syndrome is brought on by long-term exposure to physical and emotional stress and causes mental and physical exhaustion

21 November 2003

MUNICH - Bayern Munich coach, Ottmar Hitzfeld, confirmed Friday that midfielder Sebastian Deisler is suffering from burnout syndrome and faces a long layoff while he receives treatment for the condition.

"I reckon that he won't be able to play until the new year," said Hitzfeld, adding that Deisler has been receiving treatment at a clinic over the last few days.

Burnout syndrome is brought on by long-term exposure to physical and emotional stress and causes mental and physical exhaustion.

"He's receiving treatment," said Hitzfeld. " We had hoped that after excellent performances he had made the breakthrough. This is a setback for everyone involved."

The 23-year-old Deisler has already undergone five knee operations in his career to date and last played for the German champions 12 days ago in Bayern's 4-1 defeat of Borussia Dortmund.

He was voted player of the month for October by Bayern fans after putting in a string of fine performances.

However, Deisler missed Germany's friendly international defeat to France last weekend with a muscle injury and has since been weakened by a bout of flu.

"Naturally, there's pressure," concluded Hitzfeld. "Every player reacts differently."

Deisler moved to Bayern in the summer of 2002 from Bundesliga rivals Hertha Berlin for a fee of EUR9.2 million but only made his official debut in a cup match this spring due to his injury problems.

DPA
Subject: German news

 



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