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Javi Martinez's current status, it's complicated

Javi Martinez is banged up, but fear not, he'll be alright

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Many may have noticed that Javi Martinez was absent for Bayern's Meisterfeier on Sunday, and for good reason. The national-team-omitted center-back traveled to Spain over the weekend to get his surgically repaired knee evaluated before the Pokal Final on Saturday.

Kicker reported that Martinez went under the knife in his brief stay in Spain (though it wouldn't keep him out of the final), while TZ claimed that no surgery was necessary and that these trips to Spain are regularly scheduled as his right knee injury almost cost him his career back in 2014.

The optimist in me wants to believe Martinez is fine, so that's what I'm going to do. He played the full 90 minutes just last week and no injury seemed obvious. Though he's missed close to a years worth of days with the injury, there seems to be no indication that his right knee is giving him any trouble at the moment.

Though in sadder news, Martinez did injure his ankle during training leading up to the season finale against Hannover, but will be available for selection on Saturday. Whether he will be able to go for a full 90 minutes is yet to be seen, but there have been no reports that he won't be able to. At the very least, expect Martinez to be on the bench.

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