Bayern set to be without trio
Franck Ribery and Ivica Olic have joined Arjen Robben on the sidelines at Bayern Munich.
By Richard Bailey
Last Updated: 11/10/09 4:57pm
Franck Ribery and Ivica Olic have joined Arjen Robben on the sidelines at Bayern Munich after picking up respective injuries.
It was revealed last week that Robben would be out for up to four weeks after injuring his knee against Juventus in the UEFA Champions League clash and it now seems that Ribery has picked up a knee problem in the same game.
The Frenchman is expected to be missing for up to two weeks having suffered a recurrence of the knee injury that forced him to miss the start of the season.
"It is the same injury which hampered him in the summer, it's unpleasant, but this should not keep him out for long," Bayern director of sport Christian Nerlinger said.
To make mattes worse Olic will be out of action for at least three weeks having injured his calf in training for Croatia's final World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan.
Bayern are likely to miss the trio with the club already eight points off the pace in the Bundesliga, although their absence does present Luca Toni with a chance to regain his place in the starting line-up following his injury-hit start to the season.