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Martinez ruled out until 2015

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Bayern Munich defender Javi Martinez will be out for the rest of the year after injuring his knee in the German Supercup on Wednesday.

The Spain international was carried off on a stretcher half an hour into the match after an innocuous looking challenge.

Martinez, who joined the Bavarians in 2012 from Athletic Bilbao, has reportedly ruptured his left cruciate ligament and will fly to the United States in the coming days to undergo surgery.