Lewandowski sustained the injury in Poland’s World Cup qualifying win over Andorra on Sunday, ruling him out of their match against England on Wednesday, and had scans on Monday.
Initial reports had suggested that the 32-year old was doubtful for the crucial Bundesliga game against RB Leipzig but could return just in time for the UEFA Champions League season-defining clash against Paris Saint-Germain. The Poland FA president even assured that there’s nothing to “panic” about, at that time.
As it turns out, however, Lewandowski’s injury was much worse than expected, who has sprained ligaments in his right knee.
Robert Lewandowski has suffered sprained ligaments in his right knee. The striker will be out for around four weeks. pic.twitter.com/aK7lPgso3g
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On course to break Gerd Muller’s all-time goal record of 40 goals in one season, Lewandowski has been in breath-taking form this season.
He has struck 35 goals in his 25 appearances this term and added five more in the Champions League plus two at the Club World Cup earlier this year.
Which games will he miss?
Lewandowski will miss Poland’s World Cup qualifier against England on Wednesday.
For his club, Lewandowski will miss both legs of the Champions League quarter-final on April 7 and April 13.
He will also miss important league games against second-placed RB Leipzig on April 3 and third-placed Wolfsburg on April 17. Bayern will play four Bundesliga matches in April.
The absence of Lewandowski in both of the UCL quarter-final legs has undoubtedly tipped the scales in favour of opponents PSG.