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Football: Bayern's Dutch star Arjen Robben out for six weeks with bad cut to the knee

Published on Dec 5, 2013 8:48 PM
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Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben leaves injured the pitch during their third round German soccer cup (DFB-Pokal) match against Augsburg in Augsburg, on Dec 4, 2013. Dutch star Arjen Robben is out for six weeks after suffering a painful knee injury in Bayern Munich's German Cup third-round win at Augsburg, the club said on Thursday, Dec 5, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BERLIN (AFP) - Dutch star Arjen Robben is out for six weeks after suffering a painful knee injury in Bayern Munich's German Cup third-round win at Augsburg, the club said on Thursday.

As well as Saturday's league trip to Werder Bremen, he will miss Tuesday's Champions League tie at home to Manchester City, with Bayern through to the knock-out stage, as well as the Club World Cup in Morocco to be played from Dec 11-21.

With the German Bundesliga set to break for winter on Dec 22, the Dutch winger is not expected to play again until the end of January.

"Ajren Robben has a deep cut, down to the knee joint," said Bayern team doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt as Robben was stretchered off on 16 minutes after colliding with Augsburg goalkeeper Marwin Hitz in Wednesday's 2-0 victory.

 
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