Bayern Munich’s defender Boateng sidelined

Munich, Jan 25 (IANS) Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng will be sidelined with a groin injury, the German football giants have confirmed.

Boateng faces a lengthy spell at the sideline as the German international sustained a groin injury during the 2-1 victory over Hamburg, a MRI scan revealed on Sunday, reports Xinhua.

As a consequence, Bayern will have to do it “without Jerome Boateng for the time being”, the club in an official statement on Sunday.

Boateng’s injury is a setback for coach Josep Guardiola who lost the best Bundesliga defender with a league high 72 percent of successful tackles.

Boateng, who just penned a contract extension until June 2021, made overall 27 appearances this season so far.

Bayern Munich lead the Bundesliga standings with 49 points, followed by Borussia Dortmund with an eight-point deficit.

They host relegation-threatened Hoffenheim at the 19th round of Bundesliga on January 31.

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