Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on Tuesday that German World Cup-winning midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will be out for "several weeks" with a knee problem, according to SID, an AFP subsidiary.
"It won't only be a case of one or two weeks, but rather a bit longer," said Rummenigge, adding that "several weeks of patience" would be required. (Luis Suarez plays 1st game for Barcelona, Neymar scores brace on return)
Schweinsteiger is suffering from a ligament problem in his left knee and will miss Friday's game against Wolfsburg which will see Bayern begin their defence of the Bundesliga title. (Diego Costa scores as Chelsea begin with a 3-1 win)
Rummenigge added that the 30-year-old could also miss Germany's friendly with Argentina in a repeat of the World Cup final on September 3 and their opening Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland four days later. (Indian Super League unveils 49 players' list of international draft).