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Poland striker Robert Lewandowski ruled out of England clash and could miss PSG Champions League tie


Lewandowski will not face England (Picture: PressFocus/MB Media/Getty)

Poland will be without their most valuable asset for Wednesday’s World Cup qualifer against England after Robert Lewandowski suffered a knee injury.

Lewandowski limped off in his country’s 3-0 win over Andorra last week after damaging ligaments in his right knee.

The Bayern Munich striker had scored twice in Sunday’s victory before being withdrawn. He also found the back of the net in a 3-3 draw with Hungary last week.

However, he will not be involved against England in a massive blow to Poland’s hopes of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.

‘The short time remaining until the next match excludes the participation of the national team captain in this match,’ the Polish FA said in a statement.

‘This would carry too much risk of aggravating the injury. This decision is the only right one, bearing in mind the upcoming EURO 2020 tournament.’

Lewandowski is a doubt for the PSG clash (Picture: AFP via Getty Images)

Bayern will now be sweating on the fitness of their star striker ahead of a crucial period of the season.

They face Red Bull Leipzig in a Bundesliga clash on Saturday but Lewandowski perhaps has more chance of being ready for the crunch Champions League tie with Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday April 7.

Polish officials said the treatment of the injury usually takes between five and 10 days, meaning he is a doubt to face PSG in nine days’ time.

‘Therefore, Robert Lewandowski will return to the club, where he will undergo further rehabilitation,’ they added.

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