Bayern Munich's hopes of another Bundesliga title have been dealt a blow, with Robert Lewandowski set to be out until April.
The Polish striker, who has scored a remarkable 39 goals in 33 games for the German champions this term, produced a magnificent individual performance as Bayern put Chelsea to the sword in the Champions League.
Lewandowski scored the third and assisted both of Serge Gnabry's goals as Bayern ran out 3-0 winners at Stamford Bridge, as Hansi Flick's men all but secured their spot in the quarter-finals.
However, Lewandowski, 31, underwent tests back in Bavaria with the club's chief medical officer Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt after Bayern's return to Germany on Wednesday.
Those examinations have confirmed that Lewandowski suffered "a fracture of the tibia at his left knee joint."
A statement from Bayern confirmed: "After 10 days of being immobilised in plaster, build-up training will begin. The total downtime will be around four weeks."
Chelsea head to the Allianz Arena on March 10, and their meagre chances of a miraculous comeback will undoubtedly be boosted by the absence of Lewandowski, who has scored 11 Champions League goals already this term.
However, the biggest worry for Bayern is on the domestic front, amid their Bundesliga title battle.
Die Roten currently have 49 points from their 23 games thus far, but find RB Leipzig just one point behind, with Borussia Dortmund a further three points back on 45 points.
Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen – who have won their last three straight – are six points behind the league leaders.
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