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Javi Martinez

26-Year-Old Midfielder/Defender     Bayern Munich  Bundesliga


Spain

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Knee    EST. RETURN:  Unknown
Birthdate:  September 2, 1988    Birthplace:  Estella, Spain
Nationality:  Spain    Height:  6' 3"    Weight:  179 lbs    

August 14, 2014    Javi Martinez News

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Martinez has ruptured his left cruciate ligament and will be out for at least six months, BBC Sport reports.

Martinez was injured in the first half of Bayern Munich's loss to Borussia Dortmund in the German Super Cup on Wednesday. It's a huge blow to the defending Bundesliga champions, as the defensive midfielder was set to be an integral part of Pep Guardiola's plans.

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August 13, 2014

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Martinez said that club doctors have told him there is a "99 percent chance" that he tore his ACL during the German Super Cup loss to Borussia Dortmund, ESPN FC reports.

Martinez will undergo additional scans Thursday, but if it is in fact a torn ACL, his 2014-15 Bundesliga season will likely be over before it even began.

May 8, 2014

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Arsenal are seeking to understand Martinez's situation with Bayern Munich before moving forward with a transfer offer for Lars Bender, according to the Daily Mail.

Bender has been Arsenal's primary midfield target, but are monitoring Martinez. Recent rumors have suggested Martinez is unhappy in Munich, and Arsenal made the inquiry as a result.

November 9, 2013

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Martinez (groin) started and played all 90 minutes of Bayern Munich's 2-0 win over FC Augsburg on Saturday.

Martinez 's groin injury kept him out for seven weeks but he's now started back-to-back Bundesliga matches for Bayern. He seems to have fully recovered, although he'll get a little rest over the international break before a huge game against Borussia Dortmund on November 23.

October 22, 2013

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Martinez has returned to full training, nearly seven weeks after undergoing surgery on his groin, according to Bundesliga.com.

Martinez appears to be ready for either or both of Bayern's upcoming matches, which includes a Champions League tilt against Viktoria Plzen on Wednesday before a return to the Bundesliga schedule Saturday against Hertha Berlin.

October 11, 2013

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Martinez (groin) is expected to return to team training in the coming days, according to Bundesliga.com. "The operation went well, and my rehab program is on schedule," he said. "I'm back out on the pitch, getting through running and sprint exercises, and I'll soon have the ball back at my feet."

Martinez has already missed more than a month but appears close to a training return. That doesn't necessarily mean he'll be back on the pitch for matches quite yet, as he's made it clear he's going to take his time and return when he's 100 percent.

September 20, 2013

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Martinez, who had surgery on his injured groin, has begun running again and is expecting to be back in full training shortly, according to Bundesliga.com.

On top of the groin issue, Martinez was held out of training Thursday and Friday due to a tooth operation. He should regain his playing time once he returns to full health.

September 3, 2013

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Martinez, who has been battling groin issues over the past few weeks, could undergo surgery to remedy the situation, Goal.com reports.

Martinez scored the equalizer in last Friday's Super Cup against Chelsea with seconds left in the match. He stated that he's usually okay to play between 20 to 30 minutes but then the pain becomes too much for him. If he does undergo surgery, he could miss up to three weeks of recovery time before getting back to training.