October 2, 2017 / 9:42 PM / 9 months ago

Bayern's Ribery suffers ligament damage

(Reuters) - Bayern Munich forward Franck Ribery has torn the lateral collateral ligament in his left knee and will be sidelined for several weeks, the Bundesliga champions said on Monday.

Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Hertha Berlin vs Bayern Munich - Olympiastadion Berlin, Berlin, Germany - October 1, 2017 Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery in action with Hertha Berlin’s Mathew Leckie REUTERS/Axel Schmidt

The 34-year-old Frenchman, who was injured in Sunday’s 2-2 league draw at Hertha Berlin, will have his knee put in a splint for a few weeks while he starts the rehabilitation process.

“We’re sorry Franck has injured himself,” Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on the club’s website (fcbayern.com). “We all wish him a speedy and successful recovery.”

Writing by Ken Ferris; Editing by Frank Pingue

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