Bayern’s Robben ruled out six weeks

Berlin, July 18 (IANS) Arjen Robben will be out of action for six weeks after suffering a groin injury, the German giants confirmed in an official statement.

The midfielder sustained the injury during Saturday’s 4-3 victory over lower league side SV Lippstadt in a pre-season test match. Robben provided the second goal but limped off the pitch in the 35th minute, reports Xinhua.

After an extensive medical examination, the 32-year-old midfielder has been diagnosed with a muscle injury in his right adductors. According to the club’s statement, the Dutchman will be out of action for at least six months.

However, it is another setback for injury-plagued Robben, who just made his first appearance after sitting four months at the sidelines with groin problems. He made thus, only 22 competitive outings for the German giants.

Bayern Munich face Werder Bremen for the curtain raiser of the Bundesliga season 2016-2017 on August 26.



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