Per a report by Bild, David Alaba, Arjen Robben, and Alphonso Davies did not participate in full team training for Bayern Munich today as they’re all dealing with minor injury problems. Instead, the trio of players trained individually at Sabener Strasse and all face a tight race to be fit on time for Bayern’s weekend match against SC Freiburg. More importantly, this also raises concerns for their involvement in next weekend’s der Klassiker against Borussia Dortmund, though having them train individually could very well have been a precaution specifically for that reason.
While the three trained individual inside Sabener Strasse’s performance center, the rest of the squad welcomed back Manuel Neuer, Joshua Kimmich, Niklas Sule, Serge Gnabry, Leon Goretzka, and Robert Lewandowski to training after international duty.
Robben has been dealing with an ongoing thigh problem as he struggles to work his way back to full fitness, while Alaba was pulled out of Austria’s squad early due to a “muscular problem.”
Ironically enough, Davies had pulled up with a minor knee injury after celebrating the goal he scored against Mainz 05 that caused him to withdraw from the Canadian national squad, but he still sportingly showed up in Vancouver to cheer on his teammates:
For Davies and Alaba, it remains unclear whether or not they’ll be in contention to take part in the match against Freiburg, but Robben is almost a sure fire no go. Worst case scenario, at least two of the three (Davies and Alaba) will be fit on time to face Dortmund; risking them against Freiburg just might not be worth it.
Oh, also, happy birthday Manuel!