Lahm out for three months

Lahm, who retired from international football after Germany’s World Cup win in July,??suffered the injury on Tuesday morning and hospitals tests revealed his injury will require surgery.

Bayern confirmed the news on Twitter saying: “Big blow for Philipp Lahm the captain has??suffered a fractured ankle needs an operation and he will be out for around three months.”

Lahm has been a key player for Pep Guardiola’s team this season, successfully switching between his new midfield role and the right back position he played for years.?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ????

Bayern, who are already without injured midfielders Thiago Alcantara, Javi Martinez and Bastian Schweinsteiger and central defender Holger Badstuber, top the Bundesliga and have secured the fastest Champions League group win by any German team with two games to spare.