Polish FA Optimistic About Lewandowski's Injury Ahead of Euros

The Polish Football Association remains optimistic about Robert Lewandowski's injury sustained in a recent friendly match, hoping for his swift recovery before the European Championship.

The Polish Football Association (PZPN) expressed optimism on Tuesday regarding the injury sustained by their star striker, Robert Lewandowski, during a recent friendly match in preparation for the upcoming European Championship in Germany.

Lewandowski, Poland's captain and all-time leading scorer with 82 goals in 149 international appearances, suffered an injury to his right knee and was forced to leave the field in the 33rd minute, despite providing an assist for the opening goal.

Poland has been drawn into Group D alongside France, the Netherlands, and Austria.

Following the match, Polish coach Michal Probierz commented on the Barcelona striker's injury, stating, "Robert Lewandowski's injury is minor, and there shouldn't be any problem."

On Tuesday, team spokesperson Emil Kobanski confirmed to Agence France-Presse, "We are still optimistic," adding, "We are still awaiting confirmation after the medical examination scheduled for today."

According to the local sports website Meczyki.pl, the injury is "not serious," and Lewandowski's substitution during the match against Turkey was precautionary. The website added, "Lewandowski is very conscious. If he feels any discomfort, he decides that there is no need to take the slightest risk."

Regarding another injured player, Karol Swiderski (Hellas Verona), who left the field in the 19th minute with a right ankle injury sustained while celebrating his goal for Poland, the website reported, "The diagnoses are also positive."

It continued, "At this stage, the national team staff estimates that his absence will last about four days."

Five days before their opening match against the Netherlands, Poland has lost three key players due to injuries, as striker Arkadiusz Milik was previously injured during the first preparatory match against Ukraine (3-1).

Milik underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, according to a statement from his club Juventus on Monday evening, without specifying a definitive date for his return.

The Turin club added, "The player will begin the rehabilitation phase (Tuesday) with the aim of returning to competitive activity as soon as possible."



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