Bayern lose Boateng for remainder of season

Munich, April 27: Bayern Munich’s central defender Jerome Boateng will be out for the rest of the club football season due to thigh injury, the German record champions have said. The Bavarians did not only lose their first leg Champions League semifinal 2-1 to Real Madrid on Wednesday but also lost Boateng, who picked up a “structural muscle injury” in his left thigh with 34 minutes into the game.
“For the remaining games of this season I will support my team as good as I can. Thanks for all the wishes,” Boateng said via his official homepage on Thursday.
The Germany international will miss the last three rounds in Bundesliga, the second leg of the Champions League semi-finals and the German Cup final against Eintracht Frankfurt. Whether Boateng may be able to start at FIFA World Cup in Russia this summer is not yet announced. It will be a close race for recovery with less than 50 days to the first group-stage encounter against Mexico in June. IANS