Pep Guardiola has repeatedly pointed out in the last few weeks that Bayern is working with only about 14 to 15 healthy players, and the news didn't get much better over the international break.
The list of Bayern injuries is already considerable, especially considering how early it is in the season. On top of the long-term injured players like Holger Badstuber, Jan Kirchhoff and Franck Ribery, die Roten had also lost Mehdi Benatia and Arjen Robben in the last weeks and months, and have had to deal with players like Juan Bernat (adductors) and Sebastian Rode (thigh) limping around and not being available for training or games. To make matters worse, Mario Gotze was diagnosed with a serious adductor issue, picked up in the game against Ireland, and is expected to be out for up to three months.
A day later, the next piece of bad news: While on France U-21 duty, Kinglsey Coman had to be taken out of the game against Scotland, and before the youngster had even had a comprehensive medical examination, rumors were starting to fly that he might be out for six months.
Well, Bayern's official website gave the all-clear today: Coman has a minor thigh muscle issue, and won't be out for long. There is even a possibility of the Frenchman being available for Saturday's game against Werder Bremen, although resting him would probably be the more prudent approach.
In other injury updates, Holger Badstuber was seen doing full sprints on today's off day, and is reportedly close to rejoining the team practice after a five month layoff, while Jan Kirchhoff (who rejoined training yesterday) and Arjen Robben did some light running today after already participating in team training earlier this week. Juan Bernat was also back on the field, training with a ball.
The good news is certainly welcome, considering the heavy schedule that is upcoming, with midweek games in Champions League and DFB-Pokal on the docket, along with the weekly grind of Bundesliga.