Bayern Munich have confirmed that one of their trusted defender, Jerome Boateng will be out of action for a longer period than initially predicted after sustaining an adductor injury in Friday’s 2-1 win over Hamburg.
The Germany international could only manage 56 minutes of action before picking a knock which forced him off the pitch and was promptly replaced with Javi Martinez.
Bayern announced after the game Boateng had sustained a groin problem and was doubtful for next week’s match against Hoffenheim, but further examination on Saturday revealed the 27-year-old will be unavailable longer than expected due to an adductor injury.
“Bayern will have to make do without the services of Jerome Boateng for now,” a statement on the Bundesliga leaders’ official website reads.
“The centre-back sustained a muscular problem in the adductors of his left leg in the restart of the Bundesliga against Hamburg on Friday and awaits a longer spell on the sidelines, an MRI scan on Saturday has revealed.”
Boateng has been a key figure for Bayern this campaign, making 27 appearances in all competitions.