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Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski left “devastated” by knee injury

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Robert Lewandowski’s injury came at a very inopportune time for Bayern Munich.

Poland v Andorra - FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar Qualifier Photo by ADAM NURKIEWICZ/Getty Images

The news every Bayern Munich didn’t want to hear broke on Tuesday stating that Robert Lewandowski would be sidelined for up to four weeks due to a knee injury.

Lewandowski suffered sprained ligaments in his right knee sustained during Poland’s 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over Andorra on Sunday in which he scored a brace before being replaced by Karol Swiderski in the 63rd minute of play. Lewandowski will now miss this weekend’s Bundesliga clash vs. RB Leipzig, both Champions League quarterfinal legs against Paris Saint-Germain, and the league matches against Union Berlin and VfL Wolfsburg, Bayer Leverkusen, and perhaps even Mainz 05.

Per the latest of edition of Bild (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia), Lewandowski was devastated by the diagnosis that will keep him sidelined for the next four weeks. It was originally thought by Poland’s team doctors that Lewandowski would be 50/50 for this weekend’s trip to take on RB Leipzig. However, after returning to Säbener Straße and getting further assessments and analysis, it was revealed that the injury was significantly worse than Poland’s team doctors had initially assessed.

Lewandowski will undoubtedly be missing a crucial stretch of matches for Bayern in the Bundesliga and Champions League. His chances of breaking Gerd Müller’s 40-goal, single-season scoring record will also decrease, though it’s still possible as he’s only six goals away from establishing a new precedent. It is also not beyond the stretch of imagination that Lewnadowski could mark his return prior to the end of the projected four-week hiatus.

FC Bayern Muenchen Training Session
Speedy recovery, Robbie!
Photo by M. Donato/Getty Images for FC Bayern