Martinez ruled out for remainder of 2014

Martinez
Martinez will be a big miss for the German champions. Credit: PA

Bayern Munich midfielder Javi Martinez will not play again this year after suffering cruciate knee ligament damage during Wednesday's German Supercup defeat to Borussia Dortmund.

A Bayern statement read: "Javi Martinez and Bayern's worst fears have been realised after it was revealed the midfielder sustained a ruptured cruciate ligament in his left knee in Wednesday evening's Supercup clash in Dortmund.

"The diagnosis was issued on Thursday after the player underwent a medical conducted by FCB chief medical officer Dr Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt and team doctor Dr Peter Ueblacker.

"Martinez will be out of action for at least the rest of this year."

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