BAYERN MUNICH star Javi Martinez will miss the final two games of the Bundesliga season after breaking his collarbone in a freak hiking accident.
The Spain international has been forced to undergo surgery after suffering the injury during a break back home.
And Martinez will now sit out games against RB Leipzig and Freiburg, although Bayern won’t mind too much after already being crowned champions.
The 28-year-old has been a key player for the Bavarians following a £33.5million move from Athletic Bilbao in 2012.
Playing as a defensive midfielder, Martinez helped Bayern win the treble under Jupps Heynckes before he was converted into a centre-back by Pep Guardiola.
The World Cup and Euros winner has made 37 appearances in all competitions for Carlo Ancelotti this season, despite last summer’s big-money arrival of Mats Hummels.
But Xabi Alonso’s impending retirement could see Martinez return to midfield, allowing Hummels to partner Jerome Boateng in the next campaign.
Bayern have already been making moves in the transfer market, completing an £18m deal for Kingsley Coman after taking advantage of the clause inserted in his loan move from Juventus.
The Germans are also reportedly interested in Arsenal attacker Alexis Sanchez and Atletico Madrid ace Antoine Griezmann as they look to win another Champions League title.