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Javi Martinez

25-Year-Old Midfielder/Defender     FC Bayern Munchen  Bundesliga


Birthdate:  September 2, 1988    Nationality:  Spain    Height:  6' 3"    Weight:  179 lbs    

November 9, 2013    Javi Martinez News

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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.

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October 22, 2013

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

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 "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

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, 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.

August 21, 2013

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Martinez is back in full training since returning from international duty with Spain, reports.

Martinez wasn't fit for last Saturday's match against Eintracht Frankfurt because of his participation in Spain's international friendly against Ecuador the prior Wednesday. However, it looks like he'll be ready to go for Saturday's Bundesliga tilt against Nurnberg.

August 19, 2013

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Martinez was unable to feature for Bayern Munich on Saturday against Eintracht Frankfurt because he was not deemed fit following international duty for Spain, reports.

Spain played Ecuador on Wednesday and Martinez didn't make it back to Germany in time to get back to full fitness before Saturday's match. He'll get his next opportunity to feature for the German giants Saturday against Nurnberg.

August 9, 2013

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Martinez said he is happy to play centerback in new manager Pep Guardiola's system, reports.

Martinez was a center midfielder last season but with the acquisition of Thiago Alcantara, Martinez will likely be moved back into a more defensive position. Thiago is likely out for Friday's Bundesliga opener against Borussia Monchengladbach but will resume playing shortly thereafter.