Top scorer Robert Lewandowski of Bundesliga club Bayern Munich has to be operated on. This news caused a stir at the beginning of the week. Now there is a new turn around the forced break of Poland. As the "kicker" reported, the date for the intervention on the bar has been postponed. Instead of in the upcoming international break, the 31-year-old will now probably only shortly before the winter break surgery.
The new schedule is designed to minimize the downtime of the attacker. In an operation around Christmas Lewandowski could get back into training on time for the start of preparation. After the operation, the 301-time Bundesliga player probably has to suspend about a week. Originally it was said that the right foot would undergo treatment in the coming week. The fact that Polish national coach Jerzy Brzeczek nevertheless nominated his captain for the games against Israel and Slovenia caused a great deal of confusion. However, Bayern interim coach Hansi Flick created clarity. He had given his protégé a free hand in the matter: "The decision as to when he can make the intervention, lies with Robert," said the successor of the dismissed Niko Kovac. In view of his current form, the former BVB player has apparently decided against an immediate measure. With 16 goals in the first eleven league games Lewandowski is currently the best striker in the league. So far, he scored in each Bundesliga game a goal and set a new record.