Relatively good news for Bayern’s Franck Ribery

Hertha Berlin 2 – Bayern Munich 2

Bayern Munich’s poor start to the season continued on Sunday in the Bundesliga.

For the second league match running, and for the first time in the club’s history, Bayern dropped two points after having a 2-nil lead in the match.

Wolfsburg recently held Bayern to a 2-2 draw at the Allianz Arena. And on Sunday Hertha Berlin clawed back a point on their home soil.

Mats Hummels and Robert Lewandowski scored at the start of both halves to put Bayern in control.

But Ondrej Duda and Salamon Kalou found the target for Hertha.

Franck Ribery was injured

Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery sustained a serious-looking knee injury in the Hertha game.

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Ribery has been at the Allianz Arena since 2007, when he arrived from French outfit Marseille.

He has since gone on to make over 200 Bundesliga appearances for the Bavarians, racking up an impressive 75 goals in the process.

But Ribery has been plagued by injuries in recent times. He’s managed just 29 league starts across the last three seasons.

On Sunday, Ribery over-extended his leg trying to control the ball. He needed to be carried off the pitch on a stretcher.

That lead to immediate long term fears for the 34-year-old.

But according to German outlet Kicker on Monday, Ribery will be back in the new year.

Ribery suffered an external tear in his left knee which will keep him sidelined for eight to ten weeks.

It’s unclear whether Ribery will be available for Bayern before the winter break. But what’s clear is that Ribery doesn’t need an operation.