Created on 31-08-2013 at 16:05 PM
There was a flip side to Bayern’s Super Cup triumph against Chelsea in the shape of a crop of injuries, the club announced on Saturday. Arjen Robben, who was substituted six minutes into extra time, has a lightly swollen knee and has been ordered by club chief medical officer Dr Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt to take a three-day break from training. Robben will work out on the ergometer in the Performance Centre instead.
Javi Martínez has also been instructed to restrict his training workload in the coming week. The Spain international stretched a knee ligament against Chelsea and will sit out the squad training programme for the next five days. The worst of the injuries was sustained by Mario Götze, who badly twisted an ankle in a heavy challenge and has torn the capsule which encases the joint. The summer signing will be in plaster for a week and will then complete a 10 to 14-day sports rehab programme before resuming team training. The injury means Götze is out of contention for Germany in World Cup qualifiers against Austria next Friday and the Faroe Islands the following Tuesday.
Schweinsteiger out of Germany squad
Bastian Schweinsteiger has also withdrawn from the Germany squad for the upcoming 2014 World Cup qualifiers. The Bayern vice-captain informed the German FA (DFB) and national coach Joachim Löw of the news after returning to Munich on Saturday from the UEFA Super Cup final in Prague. The player has yet to recover from a painful ankle sprain sustained in Bayern’s meeting with SC Freiburg last Tuesday, and played no part in Friday’s European Super Cup victory over Chelsea.