Robert Lewandowski to miss Poland’s World Cup qualifier against England
Robert Lewandowski will miss Poland’s World Cup qualifier against England on Wednesday due to a knee injury he sustained in the victory over Andorra on Sunday.
The Bayern Munich striker limped off after scoring twice in the 3-0 win, with manager Paulo Sousa confirming afterwards that the 32-year-old had been withdrawn as a precaution.
“He felt a pain in his knee,” he said. “Tomorrow we will check whether he is okay. He needs to rest and sleep well now.”
But a statement from the Polish Football Association on Monday confirmed that Lewandowski will not play at Wembley because it “would carry too much risk of aggravating the injury”.
“This decision is the only right one, bearing in mind the upcoming Euro 2020 tournament,” the statement added.
“Treatment of this type of injury usually lasts from five to 10 days. Therefore, Robert Lewandowski will return to his club, where he will undergo further rehabilitation.”
Lewandowski has scored in 10 consecutive games for club and country, with 17 so far in 2021. Bayern play second-placed RB Leipzig on Saturday in the Bundesliga before the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final first leg against Paris Saint-Germain on 7 April.