This injury will see Lewandowski miss both legs of Bayern’s Champions League quarterfinals against PSG on April 7 and 13.
Lewandowski suffers from sprained ligaments in his right knee
Bayern Munich have confirmed that Robert Lewandowski will miss about four weeks with a sprained ligaments in his right knee. This injury will see Lewandowski miss both legs of Bayern’s Champions League quarterfinals against PSG on April 7 and 13. The Poland international runs another sensational campaign, scoring 42 times for Bayern in all competitions so far. In a short statement on the club’s Twitter account, the Bundesliga champions said: “Robert Lewandowski suffered sprained ligaments in his right knee. The striker will be out for about four weeks.” The striker was injured in a World Cup qualifier in Poland with Andorra on Sunday. A 3-0 victory in which Lewandowski scored twice and was then replaced an hour later. Following the game, the Polish FA revealed that Lewandowski would miss the World Cup qualifier on Wednesday against England due to the injury.
The Polish star wants to break Gerd Muller’s single-season Bundesliga scoring record
“Clinical tests have shown injury to the collateral ligament of his right knee,” read the official statement posted on the Polish FA website. “The short time left until the next match excludes the captain from playing in that match. That would entail too much risk of aggravating the injury”. In addition to the Champions League match against PSG, Lewandowski will miss Saturday’s massive Bundesliga clash against RB Leipzig. Bayern are in first place, four points ahead of second-placed RB Leipzig. Bayern also have four other Bundesliga ties in April that the 32-year-old is likely to miss: against Union Berlin, Wolfsburg, Bayer Leverkusen and Mainz. In addition to the fact that Lewandowski’s injury will have on his team, the Polish star’s personal desire to break Gerd Muller’s single-season Bundesliga scoring record will now be much more challenging.
Gerd Muller netted 40 goals in the 1971-72 Bundesliga season, a record that turned out to be untouchable. But Lewandowski has scored 35 goals for Bayern this time, leaving the club eight games left in their league season. Based on his scoring rate, Lewandowski could have been expected to break Muller’s multi-year record easily. But now Lewandowski faces long odds. Should he miss a month of action, Lewandowski would only have three games left in which to score six goals. A feat that seems achievable for a player so prolific.