International

Lahm out for three months

2014-11-19 08:43
Germany captain Philipp Lahm. Photograph: EPA.
Germany captain Philipp Lahm. Photograph: EPA.
Cape Town - Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm has been ruled out of action for up to three months with the fractured ankle he sustained during training.

The 31-year-old rolled his ankle in training with Bayern on Tuesday morning and was seen leaving the ground with the aid of a golf cart, reports Football411.

The Bundesliga champions initially revealed on their Twitter account that Lahm had suffered "a serious injury in training", with the full extent of the problem only expected towards the end of the day.

However, results of the scan have now come back, which has shown a fracture, meaning the former Germany international will be forced to go under the knife.

A follow-up tweet from the Bavarians read: "Big blow for Philipp #Lahm: The captain has suffered a fractured ankle. He needs an operation and will be out for around 3 months."

Lahm adds to a lengthy injury list for Bayern head coach Pep Guardiola, who is already without Holger Badstuber, Javi Martinez, David Alaba, Thiago, Claudio Pizarro, Tom Starke and Pepe Reina.

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