Bayern Munich will have to travel to Nürenberg without much depth in their defense. According to Bild (paywall), Jerome Boateng had to stop training today and be taken to the locker room. The incident occurred when the defender went into a challenge with Javi Martinez and Robert Lewandowski and hurt his knee. Apparently the injury was worrisome enough to warrant an MRI from the team doctors. There has been no diagnosis as of yet, but we will provide that information as soon as it becomes available.
With Boateng’s injury not 100% clear, it’s hard to predict what will happen, but he will almost certainly be out tomorrow vs. Nürnberg. Even if the MRI proves it was just a small knock, I can’t imagine Niko Kovac would risk him when he still has Niklas Süle and Mats Hummels to turn to.
Let’s hope that his injury is nothing serious, so he can continue his career (Munich or elsewhere) without injuries still hanging over his head. He’s had so many in his career already; it’s about time he catches a break.
UPDATE: Boateng diagnosed with knee contusion
The diagnosis is in. According to Bild’s information, the MRI on Boateng’s knee did not detect any ligament damage. The center-back has suffered merely a knee contusion that will rule him out of Bayern’s game against Nürnberg on Sunday.
Glück für @JB17Official! Der @FCBayern-Star zog sich nach @BILD-Informationen im Training zum Glück nur eine Knie-Prellung zu. Kein Bänderriss nach dem Zusammenprall mit @lewy_official und @Javi8martinez - trotzdem Ausfall für #FCNFCB! #FCB— BILD FC Bayern (@BILD_Bayern) April 27, 2019
There is further good news as well: after five months of struggling with a variety of health issues, Arjen Robben will be on the roster tomorrow. Good luck, Arjen!