Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery suffers knee ligament tear

Former France international will not undergo surgery at this time with time out unknown as yet

Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery goes down injured during their clash with Hertha Berlin. Photo: Odd Andersen/Getty Images

Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery goes down injured during their clash with Hertha Berlin. Photo: Odd Andersen/Getty Images

 

Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery faces a spell on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury at the weekend.

The 34-year-old hurt his left knee in the 2-2 draw at Hertha Berlin on Sunday and scans have shown he has suffered a lateral knee ligament (LCL) tear.

The managerless Bundesliga club tweeted: “Breaking: FranckRibery has suffered an LCL tear in his left knee. Get well soon, Franck! #ComeBackStronger #MiaSanMia”

Bayern have not put a timescale on Ribery’s potential absence, other than to say he will be sidelined for the “coming weeks”.

The former France international will not undergo surgery at this time, with the club instead treating the injury conservatively.

Chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said in a statement on the club’s official website: “We’re sorry Franck has hurt himself. We all wish him a quick and good improvement. ”

Ribery, who sustained the problem in the second half against Hertha, has made nine appearances for the German club this season, scoring one goal.

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