Robert Lewandowski will miss Poland’s World Cup Qualifier against England on Wednesday due to a knee injury.
A statement from the Polish FA on Monday said Lewandowski, who captains the national side, had sustained ligament damage in his right knee and would be out for up to 10 days.
The 32-year-old striker, who has 42 goals in just 36 games for Bayern Munich in all competitions this season, has now returned to the German side.
Lewandowski was injured in Poland’s 3-0 World Cup Qualifying win over Andorra on Sunday, scoring twice before being substituted.
The Polish FA statement read: “Clinical and imaging studies have shown damage to the collateral ligament of the right knee.
“The short time remaining until the next match of the national team excludes the participation of the national team captain in this match. This would carry too much risk of aggravating the injury. This decision is the only right one, bearing in mind the upcoming Euro 2020 tournament.
“Treatment of this type of injury usually lasts from five to 10 days. Therefore, Robert Lewandowski will return to the club, where he will undergo further rehabilitation.”
By FARPost Reporter