Bayern Munich reserve goalkeeper Ron-Thorben Hoffmann, who plays for the Bayern U23 squad, suffered a frightening injury this morning at first-team training per Bild (the story resides behind the Bild+ paywall).
The 19-year-old was hit squarely in the face with a shot from close range that left him unconscious for several minutes. The coaching staff and players immediately sprung to action to get Hoffmann help as he laid on the ground unresponsive.
Bayern goalkeeper Ron-Thorben Hoffmann remained lying on the pitch temporarily unconscious in training today after he was hit by the ball straight to the face from a short distance. Team doctors weren't on site and players had to take care of him before the docs arrived! [Bild] pic.twitter.com/OUFrTSQK5w— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) February 16, 2019
The Bayern team doctors and medical trainers were not on the training pitch, so Jerome Boateng ran to retrieve medical personnel, but could not enter the building because he did not have his chip card for entry. In addition, there was no doorman available to grant Boateng entrance.
According to Bild, the Germany international had to loudly bang on the door five times before a doctor came out to stabilize Hoffmann. The goalkeeper was brought into the training room via golf cart and doctors were finally able to get the youngster to respond.
Boateng ran to the dressing room to ask for help but the door was locked, while Ribéry, Rafinha and Ulreich were taking care of the unconscious Hoffmann. Boateng banged his fist against the door five times before Dr. Ueblacker arrived and took care of Hoffmann. pic.twitter.com/LP2fexrgNO— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) February 16, 2019
We will provide further updates on Hoffman’s status when they become available.