Ribery sidelined for up to three months

first_imgCaretaker coach Willy Sagnol was in charge after Carlo Ancelotti was sacked on Thursday in the wake of the 3-0 Champions League drubbing at Paris Saint Germain.Sky reported that Ribery has torn a ligament in his left knee and will be out for between two to three months, although the club has yet to confirm.“I’m in a lot of pain and not doing so well,” said Ribery at Munich airport after the flight from Berlin.“The outside ligament is probably affected, I hope it’s not something worse.”The injury is a particular blow to the Frenchman, who is out of contract at the end of the season, and Bayern, who are already without captain and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer until January with a fractured foot.For the second league match running, Bayern threw away a 2-0 lead in Berlin after goals by Mats Hummels and Robert Lewandowski were cancelled out by Hertha’s Ondrej Duda and Salomon Kalou.Ex-Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel and Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann are among the favourites to succeed Ancelotti.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery has scored nine league goals in the last two-and-a-half seasonsBERLIN, Germany, Oct 2 – Bayern Munich can expect to be without veteran winger Franck Ribery for up to three months with Sky reporting on Monday he has torn a knee ligament.The 34-year-old had to be helped off in the 62nd minute of Bayern’s 2-2 draw against Hertha Berlin on Sunday which left them five points adrift of leaders Borussia Dortmund in Germany’s top flight.last_img

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