Bayern Munich Winger Arjen Robben Sidelined For A Month

Ribery Robben Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal will be without Dutch forward Arjen Robben for around a month due to a knee injury.

Van Gaal was relieved by the news, as Robben’s injury is not as bad as initially expected.

“It’s not such a bad injury. The meniscus and ligaments are intact. Fortunately, the Bundesliga takes a break for internationals next weekend,” Van Gaal told the club’s official website.

The former Real Madrid winger sustained the knee injury during Bayern’s 0-0 Champions League tie against Juventus on Tuesday and was forced to leave the pitch in the dying seconds of the first half.

FCB chief medic Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt confirmed the diagnosis after the player underwent an MRI scan on Thursday.

Following the examination, Robben made his way to Augsburg, where renowned specialist Dr. Ulrich Boenisch will repair the damage surgically later on Friday.


~ by footballdirecta on October 2, 2009.

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