- Associated Press - Thursday, April 26, 2018

MUNICH (AP) - Germany defender Jerome Boateng faces a race to be fit for the World Cup after injuring his thigh in Bayern Munich’s Champions League loss to Real Madrid.

Bayern says “Boateng sustained damage to the adductor muscles in his left thigh,” an injury that will likely rule the 29-year-old defender out for the rest of the season.

Kicker magazine reports that such an injury normally takes four to six weeks to heal.

Boateng wrote on Twitter: “Life is full of setbacks. Live, feel, love, laugh, cry, play, win, lose, stumble, fall, but always get up again. Now it’s a fight to be there in Russia. I’ll do everything for it.”

The World Cup in Russia starts on June 14.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide