Previous
Wigan Athletic
Manchester City
7:55 PM UTC
Game Details
Lazio
Hellas Verona
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Getafe
Celta Vigo
8:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Eintracht Frankfurt
RB Leipzig
7:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Tondela
Sporting CP
8:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Blackburn Rovers
Bury
ESPN3 7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Next
Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia Monchengladbach
Borussia DortmundBorussia Dortmund
0
1
FT
Game Details
VfL WolfsburgVfL Wolfsburg
Bayern MunichBayern Munich
1
2
FT
Game Details
Hertha BerlinHertha Berlin
MainzMainz
0
2
FT
Game Details

Knee injury sidelines Javi Martinez

Javi Martinez says there is a "99 percent chance" that he tore an ACL in his knee in Bayern Munich's 2-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the German Super Cup on Wednesday.

- Uersfeld: Three Points on the Super Cup
- Buczko: BVB boosted by Super Cup triumph

Martinez was airborne while trying to volley a cross when his follow-through struck a Dortmund defender. The Spain international fell to the ground in pain and was replaced by Dante in the 31st minute.

"I've knackered my knee and right now, I'm on the team bus. I've spoken to the doctor and he's told me that there is a 99 percent chance that I have torn my cruciate and external ligaments," the player said on a video published on his Facebook page.

"If it is the cruciate ligament that is damaged, they will operate tomorrow and I'll begin a recovery programme so that I can return even stronger. I'm determined to come back a better player, I'll be back."

The defensive midfielder is set to undergo scans on Thursday.

Bayern coach Pep Guardiola expressed concern, saying "It will be a long absence" before Martinez can return to the pitch.

"We'll know more tomorrow. But I think he'll be out for a long time," Guardiola said.

Bayern sporting director Matthias Sammer agreed, saying the injury "looks bad. It's a big problem."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.