Bayern Munich's injury crisis continues to mount after it emerged that Philipp Lahm could be ruled out for a month with a thigh strain

Lahm had to be replaced by Thiago Alcantara during the first half of the club's 3-1 victory away against CSKA Moscow, with the Bundesliga's official website stating that he will have further scans on his thigh today.

"An initial scan has revealed tissue damage to his right thigh and he is set to undergo further examinations," the official Bundesliga website announced earlier.

Lahm's setback adds to a series of high-profile blows for the German champions, who are also currently without Bastian Schweinsteiger, Xherdan Shaqiri and Mario Mandzukic.

Lahm's withdrawal from the side will sadden Bayern boss Pep Guardiola who has built his side around the Germany captain since his arrival at the club in June.

The 2013 Champions League winners announced that the player who has won 104 caps for his country would definitely be missing for the next two games against Eintracht Braunschweig in the league and Augsburg in the third round of the DFB-Pokal, although it is feared that he will be out for much longer.

At this point it is still unclear if the former Barcelona manager will be able to rely on the 30-year-old during Bayern Munich's involvement in the FIFA Club World Cup, which kicks off in Morocco on December 11. 

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