Football - Bayern's Martinez suffers suspected ligament injury

Bayern Munich holding midfielder Javi Martinez suffered a suspected cruciate ligament injury in the first half of their 2-0 German Super Cup loss to Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, Bayern sports director Matthias Sammer said.

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Dortmund's Greek defender Sokratis talks to injured Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Javier Martinez (R) during the German Supercup football match Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich in the German city of Dortmund (AFP)

Spain international Martinez was taken off on a stretcher with his knee heavily bandaged after an attempted bicycle kick with Dortmund defender Marcel Schmelzer marking him in the 29th minute.

Sammer told reporters there were fears it could be a cruciate ligament injury that could keep the player out for some time but the club has not yet announced the full extent of his injury.

The Bundesliga season starts next week.

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