Bayern Munich has been plagued with injuries lately. One of the latest and most important injured players is Serge Gnabry. The initial prognosis was that he would miss the first few matches of the Rückrunde. But things might take a turn for the better for the Bavarian winger. In his latest interview with Sport1, Hansi Flick talked about his team and Gnabry’s injury status:
With Serge Gnabry, we have to wait and see whether he can perhaps jump in against Hertha BSC. He has improved a little, but not to the extent that we had hoped. This week would be incredibly important for him, because he’s someone who has problems again and again. Therefore, a good basis for him would have been absolutely necessary. We have to see how we can get him on track. We want to have him at a good level until the end of the season.
The situation is far from ideal, but there is still a chance that a decimated Bayern Munich will play with Serge Gnabry on the wing. Thus far, there are four players (Niklas Süle, Lucas Hernandez, Kingsley Coman, and Javi Martinez) who will definitely miss the Rückrunde opener due to injury, while Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski are questionable. Last and certainly not least, Joshua Kimmich will also miss the game due to accumulated bookings.
Hansi #Flick zieht in 10.363 Metern Höhe ein positives Fazit zum Trainingslager: „Die Mannschaft hat hervorragend mitgezogen.“ Wermutstropfen ist für den Coach die Verletzung von #Gnabry, bei dem es nur kleine Fortschritte gibt. #FCBayern @Abendzeitung pic.twitter.com/XrkMLQHwT1— Maximilian Koch (@Koch_AZ) January 10, 2020
Despite the setbacks, speaking at 34,000 feet in the sky, Hansi Flick remained positive about training camp in Doha and is satisfied with Lewa’s progress.
The team kept up very well. The intensity was very good. In my opinion, it was a very successful training camp. The players who were there did very well. Things look very good for Robert Lewandowski, too. For him, it’s important that he no longer has any pain. It was right to leave him at home.
Hopefully, everyone gets healthy quickly and get prepared for the Rückrunde opener, which is due next week!