The Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) has confirmed Arjen Robben will be sidelined for up to eight weeks with torn muscles injury.

Meaning the 31-year-old playmaker will now miss Saturday’s Netherlands Euro 2016 qualifier against Turkey and next Tuesday’s friendly against Spain.

The news is also a massive blow for Bayern Munich whom Robben has netted 17 goals in 21 Bundesliga matches for this season, making him their top scorer and has netted twice so far in their Champions League campaign.

Pep Guardiola will definitely miss Robben when Bayern travel to Portugal to face FC Porto in the Champions League quarter-final on April 15 before the return leg at the Allianz Arena on April 21.

He will also miss Bayern’s next German league match at Borussia Dortmund on Saturday April 4 and their German Cup quarter-final at Bayer Leverkusen four days later.

Robben was taken to hospital after suffering the injury in the first half of Bayern’s shock 2-0 German league defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach on Sunday.

It was Bayern’s first home defeat of the season and only their third in all competitions after losing to Manchester City in the Champions League’s group phase and at Wolfsburg in the German league.


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