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Mario Götze Could Miss Up to Three Months with Groin Injury

The 23-year-old midfielder dealt devastating blow after encouraging season.

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Mario Gotze will miss 10-12 weeks with an adductor strain, Bayern Munich announced on Friday.

Götze landed awkwardly after a collision with the Republic of Ireland's James McCarthy in Germany's qualifier for the UEFA European Championship on Thursday. The 23-year-old departed minutes later, André Schürrle coming on as a substitute.

Germany coach Joachim Löw had already ruled the midfielder out of Germany's final qualifier against Georgia on Sunday in his post-match press conference. Bayern also announced the medical department for the Deutsche Fußball Bund will treat Götze's injury in Leipzig.

Götze has scored four goals in 11 appearances in all competition this season, including one last weekend against his former club Borussia Dortmund. Arjen Robben and Franck Ribéry, both reportedly close to returning from their respective injuries, could step up to fill the void for Bayern. The defending German champions also have Kingsley Coman, who has scored in each of his three starts for Bayern this season.

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