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Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski requires surgery

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The Pole has had an ongoing groin issue which needs fixing.

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Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich’s talisman who is currently striking at a record-breaking pace, will apparently undergo a minor surgery to fix an ongoing groin problem. According to Bild, the menacing Pole will have the operation during the international break, a decision that makes sense considering that Poland have already qualified for the European Championships in 2020.

Bayern will also be very happy with the anticipated timing of Lewandowski’s surgery, as it will mean he is still able to play in the crucial upcoming ties against Olympiacos in the Champions League and the Klassiker against Borrusia Dortmund. Furthermore, the short duration of the recovery means that Lewandowski may be able to resume matches for Bayern once the international break is over.

A Bayern without Lewandowski is hard to contemplate right now, and if the world’s best striker is out for longer than expected, the Bavarians will surely struggle. Moreover, after Niko Kovac’s resignation, the team has the potential to be extremely disjointed. Exasperating the issue further is the fact that Bayern have no true strikers in the senior squad, albeit Serge Gnabry and Thomas Müller have shown themselves to be adequate up top in the past. Simply put, if Bayern are to compete on all fronts, they will need Lewandowski back as quick as possible.