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Bayern without midfielder Schweinsteiger for ‘weeks’

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Bayern Munich's Schweinsteiger is out with knee injury

Schweinsteiger is out with knee injury 

By AFP

Posted  Wednesday, August 20   2014 at  01:00
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BERLIN

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on Tuesday that German World Cup-winning midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will be out for “several weeks” with a knee problem, according to SID, an AFP subsidiary.
“It won’t only be a case of one or two weeks, but rather a bit longer,” said Rummenigge, adding that “several weeks of patience” would be required.
Schweinsteiger is suffering from a ligament problem in his left knee and will miss Friday’s game against Wolfsburg which will see Bayern begin their defence of the Bundesliga title.

Rummenigge added that the 30-year-old could also miss Germany’s friendly with Argentina in a repeat of the World Cup final on September 3 and their opening Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland four days later.