Robben out for a month after positive scan news
The injury to Bayern Munich midfielder Arjen Robben is not as bad as first feared after tests carried out on Thursday ruled out a ligament tear to his knee.
The Dutchman limped out of Bayern's 0-0 draw with Juventus with an injury that his coach Louis van Gaal said was ''serious''.
However, a thorough examination of his right knee discovered only minor damage and he will undergo surgery later this week in Augsburg. According to the Bayern website, he will be ruled out of action for up to four weeks.
Van Gaal was, though, impressed with his side's performance against the Bianconeri.
''I think that we have not played a single game this season as well as the first half,'' said the Dutchman. ''We had plenty of gilt-edged chances, but did not score. That is a shame, but if we keep playing like this, then it is only going to be a matter of time.''
The draw means Bayern still lead the group, along with Bordeaux, their next opponents, on four points from two games. Juventus are two points adrift with Maccabi Haifa bottom with no points.
Meanwhile, Franck Ribery is a doubt for Bayern's home game with Cologne on Saturday as he has a recurring knee injury which he aggravated against Juve.