Robert Lewandowski will not play in Wednesday's 2022 World Cup qualifying match against England in London due to injury.
The Polish striker picked up a knock during yesterday’s match against Andorra and had to come off the field in the 63rd minute.
The Polish Football Association (PZPN) wrote a statement claiming that “clinical and imaging studies have shown damage to the collateral ligament of the right knee.”
“The short time remaining until the next match of the national team excludes the participation of the national team captain in this match. 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,” confirms PZPN br>
PZPN further notes that “treatment for this type of injury usually takes 5 to 10 days. Therefore, Robert Lewandowski will return to his club, where he will undergo further rehabilitation.”
Robert Lewandowski scored once against Hungary during Friday’s away match and two goals against Andorra during Sunday’s home match.