Berlin, July 9 (IANS) Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng will not miss the start of the new season despite a thigh injury, the record German football champions confirmed in a statement on Saturday.
The 27-year-old defender, who limped off the field during Germany’ s 2-0 defeat to hosts France in the semi-final of the European championship, sustained a torn muscle in his right thigh, reports Xinhua.
However, Boateng’ s appearance for Bundesliga opener against Werder Bremen on August 26 is not at risk, as the defender will recover in time according to the club’ s statement.
The Germany international, who staged a nearly faultless performance at the Euro 2016, joined Bayern Munich in 2011 from Manchester City to become a key player of the defence. He made 124 outings and scored three goals for the German giants since his arrival.