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Philipp Lahm

31-Year-Old Defender     Bayern Munich  Bundesliga


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Ankle    EST. RETURN:  Unknown
Birthdate:  November 11, 1983    Birthplace:  Munich, Germany
Nationality:  Germany    Height:  5' 7"    Weight:  146 lbs    

January 22, 2015    Philipp Lahm News

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Lahm is no longer wearing a splint of using crutches, as he continues to work his way back form an ankle injury, the club's official website reports.

Lahm has already missed two months after suffering a broken ankle during training, and while he is able to work on his conditioning now, he's still got plenty of time before he returns for matches.

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Philipp Lahm: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

January 14, 2015

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Lahm, who was named to the FIFA FIFPro World XI on Monday, said Wednesday that he will retire when his contract with Bayern Munich expires after the 2017/18 Bundesliga season, ESPN FC reports.

There was some light speculation that Lahm could consider heading to Major League Soccer after his Bayern deal expires, and while it's possible that he could change his mind, it doesn't appear to be in the cards. Lahm was won five Bundesliga titles with Bayern Munich, and they have an 11-point lead this year.

November 18, 2014

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Lahm will be sidelined for at least three months after fracturing his ankle in training Monday.

While he isn't always a big fantasy contributor, particularly now that he's listed as a midfielder in most formats, this is a huge blow to Bayern Munich as they try to repeat as Bundesliga champions and try to capture the Champions League trophy for the second time in three years. Given the timeline, Lahm could still return for the stretch run of the season, but it wouldn't be surprising if it took him a while to get back to full speed.

November 18, 2014

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Lahm was seriously injured in training on Tuesday.

Munich are waiting for a diagnosis, but with the club directly reporting a "serious innjury," this cannot be good. Stay tuned.

October 5, 2014

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Lahm got an assist as Bayern Munich ran out comfortable 4-0 winners Saturday against Hannover.

Lahm was his usual lively self with some effective runs and attacking play while also getting an assist for Arjen Robben's first goal. He was eventually replaced by Sebastian Rode on 75 minutes with Bayern in a healthy 3-0 lead. Lahm now sits on two assists for the season and has played in every game for the league leaders.

July 18, 2014

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Lahm announced Thursday that he has retired from international football, BBC Sport reports.

Lahm leaves international competition on a high note, captaining Germany to a World Cup victory in Brazil. He is contracted with Bayern Munich through the 2017-18 season, and there is little reason to believe he won't see it out.

July 9, 2014

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Lahm had two assists during Germany's 7-1 win over Brazil in the semifinals of the World Cup on Tuesday.

A late goal by Oscar ruined Lahm's clean sheet, but the two assists provided a nicely productive day for the defender.

June 16, 2014

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Lahm returned from an ankle injury to start and play all 90 minutes of Germany's 4-0 win over Portugal in their World Cup opener on Monday.

Lahm took only one shot on the day, but a bigger performance was hardly necessary, especially after Portugal went down to 10 men in the 37th minute thanks to a Pepe red card for headbutting Thomas Muller. Lahm is a vital piece of the German midfield, although there are plenty of higher-ceiling fantasy options, headlined by Muller, who had a hat trick against Portugal.