Lahm suffers 'serious injury'

The Bayern Munich captain, who recently retired from international duty, injured himself during training with his club

Bayern Munich have announced that Philipp Lahm suffered a “serious injury” during training on Tuesday.

The 31-year-old retired from international duty with Germany following their World Cup triumph in July, but was hurt while training with his club and is undergoing examinations.

Bayern confirmed Lahm had to be driven from the training pitch on a golf kart after pulling up with a problem to his right foot when unchallenged.

Bad news: Philipp #Lahm suffered a serious injury in training. He is currently undergoing an examination. Diagnosis due by this evening.

— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) November 18, 2014

Before the event, Lahm had been speaking to Bayern’s official website about the enjoyment he got from extra time off during the international break.

“It is very pleasant. You have a few days off, can turn off, rejuvenate and spend time with the family,” he said.

“That feels good. In recent years, I had only midweek matches, so it seems to me.”

The full extent of the injury is expected to be known by Tuesday evening.

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