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Hamstring strain

Two-game lay-off for Bayern captain Lahm

Bayern will be without club captain Philipp Lahm for at least the next two matches, at home to Eintracht Braunschweig in the Bundesliga and away to FC Augsburg in the cup. The 30-year-old Germany international pulled a hamstring in his right thigh during Wednesday evening’s Champions League Group D encounter with CSKA Moscow and is definitely sidelined for the next week. The diagnosis was issued after the player underwent a medical following the squad’s return to Munich from Moscow on Thursday lunchtime.

With the temperature below freezing and on the rough and slippery surface, Lahm sustained the injury midway through the first half and was substituted after 30 minutes. The versatile defender will report for checkups at regular intervals over the coming week before being cleared to resume the normal daily training programme.

It means another name has been added to the already long injury roster at the club. Vice captain Bastian Schweinsteiger (ankle surgery), Franck Ribéry (cracked rib), Claudio Pizarro and Xherdan Shaqiri (sports rehab after muscle bundle ruptures) and Holger Badstuber (sports rehab after cruciate surgery) are all currently out of action.