Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso will miss much of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in a 3-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.
Tolisso, a World Cup winner with France, also tore the meniscus in the knee after he scored the equaliser for Bayern and will undergo surgery on Sunday.
Bayern will also be without defender Rafinha for several weeks after he tore a ligament in his left ankle.
Unfortunately, we can confirm that @CorentinTolisso has suffered an ACL tear and is set for several months out 😢@R13_official also suffered ankle ligament damage and is out for a number of weeks 😕— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) September 15, 2018
Get well soon, guys! 🙏 #MiaSanMia pic.twitter.com/8J6z7QvTXB
Bayern, top of the Bundesliga after winning their first three games, are already missing winger Kingsley Coman, who was injured at the start of the season.
They will open their Champions League campaign on Wednesday away against Benfica.