Bayern Munich winger and Dutch legend Arjen Robben is having a 2019 to forget.
In what has been reported to be his last season in Bavaria, the the 35-year-old has been bothered by muscle injuries, dental issues, and now a torn calf muscle. The latest ailment is expected to keep Robben sidelined for two to three weeks.
As much as Robben’s presence and flair for the dramatic would have been valuable in the Champions League against Liverpool, the Bavarians will have to do without the veteran. Per the Münchner Merkur:
Arjen Robben will evidently not return to the pitch before the international break. According to information of Bild, the injury incurred in his training-comeback has been revealed to be a fiber tear in his right calf.
Accordingly, the Dutchman has to pause for two to three weeks. There is hope that he will be ready for action in Freiburg on March 30th. Seven days later, the Bundesliga duel with Borussia Dortmund awaits. According to the report, the problems in his calf have been present for a week, which is why Robben had to be treated accordingly in a rehab session.
In his last Bayern season, the left-footer has already missed 18 competitive games due to various injuries. Most recently, he was on the field in a 5-1 win over Benfica on November 27th - it was his 15th appearance this season.
Hopefully this is the last of Robben’s injuries for the season and the Dutchman can get a proper sendoff from the Bundesliga fans before he exits for his next venture.