Bayern Munich’s Poland striker Robert Lewandowski has been ruled out for four weeks with sprained ligaments in his right knee, according to the German champion.
Lewandowski suffered the injury in Poland’s World Cup qualifying win over Andorra on Sunday, ruling him out of Wednesday’s match against England, and had scans on Monday.
His injury is a huge disappointment for Bundesliga leaders Bayern, who fly to second-placed RB Leipzig on Saturday before hosting Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League quarter-finals next month.
Bayern Munich will also be without him as they face third-placed VfL Wolfsburg in the league on April 17 and top-four chasing Bayer Leverkusen (April 20).
Lewandowski has been in outstanding form this season, scoring 42 goals in all competitions, including 35 in the championship.
With eight games remaining, the 32-year-old was on target to smash Gerd Mueller’s 1971-72 Bundesliga season record of 40 league goals in one season.
Lewandowski, the 2020 FIFA World Player of the Year, stepped up to a second position in the Bundesliga all-time scorers list earlier this month, behind only Mueller with his incredible 365-goal streak.