Bayern's Martinez out for rest of year
14 August 2014, 20:57
Berlin - Bayern Munich's Javi Martinez will undergo surgery and is out for the rest of the year after tearing cruciate ligaments in his left knee in Wednesday's German Super Cup defeat by Borussia Dortmund, the German champions said on Thursday.
The holding midfielder will fly to the United States in the coming days to undergo surgery, Bayern said in a statement.
Spain international Martinez was taken off on a stretcher with his knee heavily bandaged after an attempted bicycle kick with Dortmund defender Marcel Schmelzer marking him in the 29th minute of the game they lost 2-0.
The Bundesliga season starts next week.