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Bayern Munich’s Ron-Thorben Hoffmann knocked unconscious at training

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The Bayern Munich reserve goalkeeper was knocked out by a close range shot while training with the first team.

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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.

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.

We will provide further updates on Hoffman’s status when they become available.