Robert Lewandowski is set to miss Poland's upcoming Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifying Group I clash with England, after it was confirmed he had damaged ligaments in his knee against Andorra on Sunday.
The star forward was replaced during his nation's routine 3-0 win on Sunday just after the hour mark, having bagged a brace.
Paulo Sousa's side will now have to contend with a crunch clash against Gareth Southgate's Three Lions without the Bayern Munich forward.
Also, the extent of Lewandowski’s injury may also keep the 32-year-old out of his club's pair of vital clashes in the Bundesliga and Champions League over the next eight days.
“Robert Lewandowski will not play in Wednesday's 2022 World Cup qualifying match against England in London due to an injury,” an official statement posted to the Polish FA's website read.
“Clinical tests have shown damage to the collateral ligament of the right knee.
“Treatment of this type of injury usually lasts from five to 10 days. Therefore, Robert Lewandowski will return to Bayern Munich, where he will undergo further rehabilitation.”
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