Bayern star Muller to miss Celtic and Dortmund games with hamstring strain

The Germany international made a 10 minute cameo in the win over Hamburg before coming off with an injury and will miss some key matches

Thomas Muller has been ruled out for three weeks after suffering a hamstring strain against Hamburg on Saturday, Bayern Munich have confirmed.

The Germany international lasted just 10 minutes of Bayern's 1-0 win before being forced off with what coach Jupp Heynckes hoped would only be "cramps".

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However, after undergoing examination on Sunday, Bayern have revealed the full extent of his injury, with the strain set to keep him out until the middle of next month.

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The injury comes at a particularly bad time for Muller, with Heynckes claiming on Friday that he was close to being back to his old self.

He will miss a number of crucial matches, with two games against RB Leipzig – one in the DFB-Pokal and another in the Bundesliga – coming in the next five days.

Muller is also expected to be sidelined for the trips to Celtic and Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League and Bundesliga respectively.