Bayern Munich crisis: Robben out for season, Lewandowski suffers horrific facial injuries
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Apr 29, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT
The bad news just keeps pouring in for Bayern Munich.
On Tuesday night the Bavarian giants lost 2-0 on penalty kicks to Borussia Dortmund in the semifinal of the DFB Pokal cup and lost two of its star attackers in the process.
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Arjen Robben, making his return from injury after two months on the sidelines, suffered a tear in his calf muscle 16 minutes into the match and will now miss the rest of the season. Add to that a horrific facial injury for striker Robert Lewandowski and Pep Guardiola will be feeling hard done by.
The club have confirmed that Robben will miss the rest of the season, while they also stated that Lewandowski suffered a broken nose, broken upper jaw and suffered a concussion after he was clobbered by Dortmund’s goalkeeper Mitch Langerak.
Lewandowski is hopeful of making Bayern’s huge UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg clash at Barcelona next week but the Polish striker will do well to be fit seven days from now.
All of this comes after Guardiola publicly blamed Bayern’s medical staff and legendary club doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt for the laundry list of injuries the German champions have suffered in the second half of the season.
Muller-Wohlfahrt has since resigned and taken his entire medical staff with him. Oh, how Pep must wish they were still around as the likes of Franck Ribery, Javi Martinez and Holger Badstuber remain on the treatment table.