Is Robert Lewandowski out of Euro 2024? Striker suffers serious injury before tournament’s inauguration

Robert Lewandowski had an injury two days before the inauguration of the European Championships in Germany.

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In their final warm-up match against Turkey on Monday, the Poland striker was substituted 32 minutes into the game, which ended in a thrilling 2-1 victory for the Poles in Warsaw.

Poland will play the Netherlands in their opening match of the Euros on Sunday. The Netherlands defeated Iceland 4-0 in their last friendly in Rotterdam.

However, Lewandowski will not be playing in that match because it has been reported that he tore his biceps thigh muscle.

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Lewandowski’s fitness for their second tournament game is guaranteed, according to a statement.

“Robert Lewandowski suffered a ruptured biceps thigh muscle which will rule him out of the first match of the tournament,” Poland doctor Jacek Jaroszewski said in a statement on Tuesday. “We are doing everything to ensure that Robert can play in the second game, against Austria.”

Lewandowski assisted teammate Karol Swidersky score the game’s first goal against Turkey in the 12th minute. The Charlotte FC player was forced off the field in the 19th minute due to an injury.

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On Monday, Michal Probierz downplayed the severity of Lewandowski’s injury and stated he had no intention of selecting a substitute for the 35-year-old Barcelona player.

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“Robert has a slight injury, hopefully, there should be no problems,” Probierz said. “Karol twisted his ankle joint, after the tests the situation will be known.

“Also the change of Pawel Dawidowicz was due to an injury. I hope they will recover after a few days. We do not plan to call up anyone.”

Following the injury that kept Juventus attacker Arkadiusz Milik out of the competition, Poland is now facing more injury issues.

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