Bayern Munich midfielder, Javi Martinez will be out until February, according to Interim Hansi Flick. After suffering a crucial muscular injury against Wolfsburg on Saturday.
Bayern despite all odds in this season so far could still round up 2019 with a crucial 2-0 home win. With the late goals from substitute Joshua Zirkzee and Serge Gnabry breaking the Wolfsburg’s wall.
Zirkzee, however, has come off-bench to score in each of his first two Bundesliga appearances.
But, Martinez’s injury weakens the success of the Bundesliga champions, with the Spaniard limping off the pitch at the end of the first half.
Bayern is third with four points off RB Leipzig at the top of the table. They will resume their Bundesliga march against Hertha on January 19.
The caretaker of Munich, Flick said: “He will be out for a while. He suffered a bad muscular injury and will be sidelined for six weeks.”
Besides, Flick’s squad has already been facing an absence of players before the Wolfsburg game. The loss of Thiago Alcantara to suspension and injuries of some of the first-team players have cost the Bavarians a lot.
Even Robert Lewandowski endured playing the Wolfsburg’s game due to the scarcity of players in the team. As the Polish striker sets to undergo groin surgery after the Saturday’s match.
Meanwhile, Zirkzee seized the little chance after replacing Philipe Coutinho to open the scoreline in two minutes of his involvement.
Moreover, Flick praises his team for not giving up until the last minute of the game even with their inadequacy. They have now won their last three consecutive league games at the wrap of the year.