Arjen Robben out for 6 weeks with knee injury
Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben will be out of action for
about six weeks after injuring his right knee in a German Cup
match, the club said Thursday.
Robben was taken off the field on a stretcher after he was hurt
in a tackle during the first half of Wednesday’s 2-0 victory at
”I was in such a good shape, I was looking forward to every
game and now this,” Robben said.
Robben had a deep laceration, club doctor Hans-Wilhelm
Mueller-Wohlfahrt said after the Netherlands winger was examined at
an Augsburg hospital.
Sporting director Matthias Sammer said he was ”endlessly
sorry” about Robben’s injury.
”Arjen was in the form of his life and has helped decide so
many games for us recently,” Sammer said.
Robben scored five goals in the last four games. He scored
Bayern’s first goal in Augsburg, before being taken out on a
stretcher in the 16th minute.
Augsburg goalkeeper Marwin Hitz was responsible for Robben’s
injury. Robben was called for offside but continued running with
the ball and Hitz charged off his line to bring Robben down with a
Hitz said he challenged Robben because he didn’t know if the
winger would stop.
”I was late and really hit him. I am very sorry,” Hitz
Robben will miss the Club World Cup in Morocco later this month,
next week’s Champions League match against Manchester City and
Bundesliga games against Werder Bremen and Hamburger SV.
The good news for Bayern is that Franck Ribery is back after
cracking a rib in a match for France on Nov. 15.