Sandro Wagner pulled up with an ankle injury after a challenge from Mats Hummels during Bayern Munich’s training session on Tuesday, Bild reports. Initial fears of a potential ligament tear were eventually alleviated as further assessments revealed that Wagner had suffered only a capsule injury. The striker will likely face a brief spell on the sidelines after making his first three appearances for Bayern as a substitute, racking up a total of 30 minutes thus far and opening his scoring account against Hoffenheim last weekend.
Unfortunate timing for Wagner
Although the extent of the injury remains unclear, it comes at an unfortunate time for Wagner. The 30-year old has two potential starting opportunities coming up against Mainz in the Bundesliga and SC Paderborn in the DFB-Pokal. Jupp Heynckes will likely wait as long as he can to decide whether or not Wagner can play in either fixture. Hopefully for Wagner, he will be deemed fit for both encounters and can make the most of his opportunities for minutes.
A slight knock for Ulreich
Sven Ulreich also picked up a slight knock to the right elbow during Tuesday’s training session that forced him to cut it short. Though to his throwing arm, the injury does not appear to be serious. Ulreich should be fine to start in goal vs. Mainz come Saturday.
Sven Ulreich had to cancel the training today due to a hit in the elbow, but there is no threat of a break. Sandro Wagner, on the other hand got injured in the ankle after a duel with Hummels, but he didn't suffer any major injury. He'll only have a short break. #FCBayern [BILD] pic.twitter.com/zYwqhxqWKN— Home Bayern (@HomeBayern___) January 31, 2018
Thiago Alcantara completed 20 minutes of full team training for the first time since sustaining a muscle injury in November 2017. After completing the 20 minute session, the midfielder resumed individual training. Bayern anticipate that he will make his comeback at the beginning of March, when Manuel Neuer is also expected to return.
Update: HWMW says Wagner is all right
Bayern gave official notice that club doctor Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt examined Wagner and gave the all-clear. Thank goodness.