It was not an ideal return from the international break for Bayern Munich. Away to neighbors FC Augsburg, the Bayern players foolishly threw away two points in the dying minutes of the game.
But the biggest worry of the game happened in the 12th minute. Niklas Süle’s knee completely gave way after he awkwardly landed after a non-contact run. It looked painful and supporters later feared the worst when they saw the German international hobbling on crutches from the stadium.
After the game, Niko Kovač shared the supporters’ worry that their star defender could very well miss the rest of the season. Now it is confirmed that he has torn his ACL, an injury that could see Süle working on his recovery for the next 8-10 months. Bayern already have had a shaky start to the season, conceding ten goals in eight games. The injury is also a long-term worry for Joachim Löw, who may very well be without Süle at the UEFA Euro 2020.
Surgery is today. We at BFW wish Niklas Süle a speedy recovery.
Sadly, Niklas #Süle did indeed suffer an ACL tear in his left knee yesterday and will undergo surgery later today.— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) October 20, 2019
Get well soon, Niklas pic.twitter.com/1y8S0nM8Jg