Monaco defender could return to face Japan after shoulder injury
Poland have been handed a huge blow ahead of the World Cup with the news Kamil Glik will miss their opening games of the tournament.
The Monaco centre-back is a key man for the White and Reds but has been ruled out for at least two matches after injuring his shoulder in training.
On the day all the finals squads were confirmed, Glik attempted a bicycle kick but fell awkwardly and has now been confirmed as unable to take part against Senegal and Colombia.
It is a major setback for head coach Adam Nawalka who relies on the solidity of the 29-year-old who marshals his defence.
Stuttgart defender Marcin Kaminski was on standby to replace him had he missed out completely but Thiago Cionek is looking set to take his starting spot currently.
The injury will heap more pressure on Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski to fire the squad into the knockout stages but how he copes with defence seriously weakened remains to be seen.
Poland have won only one of their last five matches, a 3-2 victory over South Korea, which will spark fears amongst fans.
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