Olic set to miss rest of season

Bayern Munich's injured Croatia striker Ivica Olic says he is unlikely to play again this season as he recovers from a knee injury.

The 31-year-old told Munich newspaper TZ he only expects to be able to run again in 'mid-April' after undergoing surgery last November on his left knee to repair damaged cartilage. "It's unrealistic that I will play again this season," he said.

It's unrealistic that I will play again this season.
Ivica Olic, Bayern Munich striker

Olic admits the past few weeks have been "the most difficult of my career. I went through hell. There were certainly days when I had depressive thoughts." And having had his leg in a plaster cast, the striker says his wife Natalie has had to look after "not three, but four children".

Olic, who has bee capped 73 times by his country, scored 19 goals last season for Bayern in all competitions and only missed five league games.