Making his professional debut for Bayern Munich at just 17 years old, Armindo Sieb sadly suffered a serious ankle injury in the second half of Bayern Munich’s DFB-Pokal opener against FC Düren. Sieb came on in the 61’ minute for Douglas Costa, but was forced to leave the game shortly before the end.
Sieb was leaping for a header and made light contact with a defender. He landed full on the outside of his left ankle, probably tearing the ligaments. He went immediately to the ground and was clearly in great pain.
Get well soon, Armindo Sieb pic.twitter.com/NPy5FBsDY1— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) October 15, 2020
Head coach Hansi Flick confirmed after the match (FCBayern.com), “The bad news is that Armindo Sieb probably sustained an ankle injury, a ligament injury.”
Sieb and teammate Jamal Musiala had made Bayern history, becoming the second and third youngest players to ever appear for Bayern after David Alaba.
2 - Jamal Musiala (17 years, 232 days) and Armindo Sieb (17 years, 241 days) are 2 of the 3 youngest players ever to appear for @FCBayernEN in DFB-Pokal. Only David Alaba has been younger (17 years, 231 days). Rookies.— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) October 15, 2020
Dubbed Bayern’s “mini-Gnabry” by Bundesliga.com, Sieb is regarded as one of the brightest prospects at the FC Bayern Campus. We sincerely wish him a speedy recovery.
Kopf hoch, Armindo!