Bayern München defender Jerome Boateng will be out for longer than initially expected after sustaining an adductor injury during his side’s 2-1 win over Hamburger SV on Friday.
Boateng suffered the injury in the 56th minute of the match and had to be substituted off as a result.
Bayern initially branded Boateng’s injury as a groin problem and listed him as doubtful for next week’s clash with TSG Hoffenheim.
However, after the 27-year-old underwent an MRI on Saturday, Bayern confirmed that he faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
"Bayern will have to make do without the services of Jerome Boateng for now," a statement on the club’s official website said. "The centre-back sustained a muscular problem in the adductors of his left leg in the restart of the Bundesliga against Hamburg on Friday and awaits a longer spell on the sidelines, an MRI scan on Saturday has revealed."
Boateng’s injury is a major blow for Bayern as centre-back Medhi Benatia and wing-back Rafinha are also out of action with a torn muscle and knee injury respectively.