Bayern's Lewandowski suffers leg fracture

Robert Lewandowski finished Bayern Munich's match against Chelsea despite fracturing his left leg.
Robert Lewandowski finished Bayern Munich's match against Chelsea despite fracturing his left leg.

Champions League and Bundesliga top-scorer Robert Lewandowski has been ruled out for up to one month with a left leg fracture, German champions Bayern Munich said on Wednesday.

Bayern said that the Polish marksman "fractured the tibia where it meets the left knee joint" in Tuesday's 3-0 Champions League win against Chelsea in London, and that the leg would immobilised in a cast for 10 days before he can start rehab.

Lewandowski will miss upcoming Bundesliga matches, the last 16 return leg against Chelsea next week in Munich as well as a German Cup quarter-final at Schalke.

With Bayern saying he would be out for "around four weeks," Lewandowski could be back for the April 4 Bundesliga match against title rivals Borussia Dortmund, and a possible Champions League quarter-final tie that month.

"I'll be back soon and I'll be ready to fight," Lewandowski posted to fans on Twitter.

The 31-year-old is the Champions League's leading goalscorer this season with 11 and has netted a leading 25 in the Bundesliga for leaders Bayern.

He has started in all but two of Bayern's 34 games this season in all competitions, rested on both occasions, and did not miss any action after undergoing groin surgery at the start of the winter break.

Australian Associated Press