7 October 2014 11:46
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Pepe Reina has been ruled out for a “number of weeks” after sustaining a calf injury.
The Spain international goalkeeper was hurt during Bayern’s friendly with a Paulaner dream team of amateur footballers in Unterhaching on Monday, a match Pep Guardiola’s men won 5-1.
Reina, who moved to the Allianz Arena in the close-season to provide back-up to regular number one Manuel Neuer, will now endure a period on the sidelines.
“Pepe Reina has suffered a serious calf muscle injury,” read a statement on Bayern’s official Twitter account.
“Our goalkeeper will be out of action for a number of weeks. Get well soon, Pepe.”
The 32-year-old has yet to make his competitive debut for Bayern since joining from Liverpool.
Bayern’s experienced third-choice goalkeeper Tom Starke is now likely to act as understudy to Neuer.
The Bavarians return to Bundesliga action against Werder Bremen on October 18 at the Allianz Arena after the international break.