Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery suffers knee injury

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Franck Ribery is expected to be out for three months after suffering knee ligament damage in their draw with Hertha Berlin on Sunday.

Ribery, 34, jarred his knee into the pitch when controlling the ball and is said to have damaged ligaments in his left knee.

The Frenchman, who has won seven Bundesliga titles, five German Cups and a UEFA Champions League in his 10 years at Bayern, turns 35 in April and is only contracted to the German giants until the end of the current season.

Speaking about the injury, Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic’s wasn’t too optimistic.

“Franck has a lot of pain. We hope that there is nothing bad, but it does not look good. The doctor is investigating him. He could not examine him at first, because he had so much pain.”

Ribery’s injury caps off what has been a miserable week for Bayern.

First they were thumped 3-0 by Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League. Then manager Carlo Ancelotti was fired. And now Ribery was injured against Hertha as they also blew a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2.

The German giants will bounce back and despite their poor start to the season they’re only five points behind Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund.

As for Ribery, his glittering Bayern career could be close to an end as it seems as though he may not return until after the winter break at the earliest.