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    Lewandowski’s Injury is Real, Insists Coach Probierz

    Polish national team coach Michał Probierz emphasized that Robert Lewandowski’s injury is genuine, dismissing speculation to the contrary. “He won’t play against the Netherlands, but might return for Austria,” he confirmed in Hanover.

    Lewandowski suffered a torn thigh muscle in a friendly against Turkey in Warsaw, ruling him out of the June 16 match against the Netherlands. Team doctor Jacek Jaroszewski confirmed the injury as a bicep femoris tear.

    Probierz refuted claims of misinformation aimed at misleading opponents. “The official stance remains unchanged. If Netherlands’ coach Ronald Koeman doubts it, he can contact Barcelona,” he stated.

    Besides Lewandowski, Paweł Dawidowicz and Karol Świderski missed Wednesday’s training due to injuries. Dawidowicz might be ready for the Netherlands match, while Świderski’s availability is less certain. Taras Romanczuk has resumed normal training.

    Probierz remains calm and focused on problem-solving. The team conducted an open training session for over a thousand fans in Hanover. From Thursday, sessions will be closed to the public and mostly off-limits to the media.

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