Lell to miss Bayern's start
By Thomas Zeh
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bayern Munich youngster Christian Lell will miss the start of the new Bundesliga season.
Bayern Munich youngster Christian Lell will miss the start of the new Bundesliga season after suffering a shoulder injury.
The promising starlet was forced off during his side's 1-1 friendly draw against Austrian outfit LASK Linz on Sunday.
The Germany Under-21 international, who returned to the Reds only this season after his promising loan-spell with Cologne expired, has already undergone surgery back in Munich and is now expected to rest for six weeks.
The news is a blow to Bayern coach Felix Magath who recently hinted that Lell was set to start the season as right-back, given that regular choice Willy Sagnol has not yet resumed training after helping to guide France in to the World Cup final this summer.