Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery ruled out of Celtic double-header

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Bayern Munich winger Franck 
Ribery is out of the forthcoming Champions League clashes with Celtic after suffering a knee injury at the weekend.

The 34-year-old hurt his left knee in the 2-2 draw at Hertha Berlin on Sunday and scans have shown he has suffered a lateral knee ligament (LCL) tear.

Winger Franck Ribery injured his knee during Bayerns 2-2 Bundesliga darw with Hertha Berlin in the Olympic Stadium. Picture: AFP/Getty

Winger Franck Ribery injured his knee during Bayerns 2-2 Bundesliga darw with Hertha Berlin in the Olympic Stadium. Picture: AFP/Getty

The former France international will now not be available for the Group B visit of Celtic to the Allianz Arena on 18 October and the return clash in Glasgow at the end of the month.

The managerless Bundesliga club tweeted: “Breaking: @FranckRibery has suffered an LCL tear in his left knee. Get well soon, Franck! #ComeBackStronger #MiaSanMia”

Bayern have not put a timescale on Ribery’s potential absence, other than to say he will be sidelined for the “coming weeks”.

He will not undergo surgery at the moment, with the club instead treating the injury conservatively. Chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said in a statement on the club website: “We’re sorry Franck has hurt himself. We all wish him a quick and good improvement.”