Bayern midfielder Martinez plays down injury fears
Javi Martinez is set to miss Bayern Munich's hosting of Celtic in the Champions League, but the Spaniard says his lay-off will be brief.
Bayern Munich midfielder Javi Martinez played down fears of a long-term injury absence after he was forced off with a shoulder complaint against Freiburg on Saturday.
The 29-year-oldÂ required treatment following a heavy collision andÂ left the field in pain with 20 minutes remaining.
Speaking after the match, returning BayernÂ boss Jupp Heynckes confirmed the Spaniard is likely to miss Wednesday's Champions League clashÂ at home to Celtic.
But Martinez took to social media to insist his lay-off would be a brief one.
"It won't be a long pause, just some days to be back," he wrote. "Anyways, very happy for the victory and proud of my team-mates."
It won't be a long pause, just some days to be back... anyways very happy for the victory and proud of my teammates! pic.twitter.com/tbEbF1q3ogâ€” Javi MartÃnez (@Javi8martinez) October 14, 2017
Bayern went on to win 5-0 at the Allianz Arena as they reduced Borussia Dortmund's lead atop the Bundesliga to two points.
The Bavarian outfit also sit second in Champions League Group B, ahead of Celtic on goal difference.