Captain Lahm joins injury list for Bayern Munich

Munich, Dec 17 (IANS) Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm has joined the long list of casualties of the German football club who will be absent from Saturday’s Bundesliga game against Hannover 96.

Coach Pep Guardiola wasn’t too pleased with the development and accused the head of the club’s medical services Volker Braun of being responsible for the epidemic of injuries currently affecting the team on Thursday, reports Efe.

Braun in return, accused Guardiola of being responsible because he has returned players to training and competition earlier than recommended by the doctors.

Since last season there have been confrontations between Guardiola and the head of the medical teams of Bayern and the German selection, Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt, which led to the sudden resignation of the latter.

Lahm’s injury, which occurred in the game against Darmstadt, seems to be a muscle strain and he is expected to return after the winter break.

Also sidelined with muscle injuries are Arjen Robben, Douglas Costa, Mario Gotze, Mehdi Benatia and Juan Bernat, while David Alaba has an ankle injury and Franck Ribery, who after a nine-month absence with a bone inflammation, returned and sustained a tear in his thigh muscle.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of or any employee thereof. is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here