Lewandowski ruled out for around 4 weeks

Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski is expected to be out for arund four weeks after fracturing the tibia in his left knee during yesterday’s 3-0 thrashing of Chelsea in London in their Champions League Round of 16 first leg.

The Polish striker completed the scoring for the German Bundesliga leaders with a close range tap in 15 minutes from time. It was Lewandowski’s 11th goal in only his sixth appearance in this season’s competition.

An examination carried out by Bayern Munich chief medical officer Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt on Wednesday confirmed the result of the injury and an estimation that the striker will be sidelined for nearly a month.

Bayern Munich are away to 1899 Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Sunday and start March with a trip to Schalke 04 in the DFB Pokal quarter-finals. Robert Lewandowski is expected to be back in time to face former side Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park on Saturday 4 April 2020, whilst his absence versus Chelsea in the Champions League second leg is unlikely to be missed.

In his absence, head coach Hansi Flick could choose to move Thomas Muller into the striker position, whilst teenager Joshua Zirkzee has been impressing from the substitutes’ bench in recent weeks. Serge Gnabry is another option.