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Lewandowski leaves Poland camp with minor knee injury

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Bayern Munich’s striker will miss his team’s Nations League match against Portugal on Tuesday.

Poland v Italy - UEFA Nations League A Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images

The international break has come to an early conclusion for Bayern Munich’s striker and Poland captain, Robert Lewandowski. The Polish federation stated on Sunday that Lewandowski had left the team’s quarters on account of a knee injury (SportBild). According to the team, Lewandowski has a “knee injury that he has been struggling with already for several days.”

Poland, which like Germany has already been relegated in the Nations League, will similarly be playing for its starting position in the Euro 2020 qualifiers. Portugal already secured its Nations League group victory with a goalless draw against Italy, in which Bayern’s Renato Sanches did not appear.

There is, however, a silver lining for Bayern Munich. Lewandowski’s injury supposedly requires him to miss only a few days of practice. The Polish team doctor stated that he “will be completely fit again after about seven days” after undergoing treatment. That means he should be available for Bayern’s next Bundesliga fixture after the international break, a home game against 17-place Fortuna Düsseldorf.