Ahead of a busy week for Bayern Munich, there’s some bad news and good news on the injury front from Sabener Strasse, as is often the case (queue “Injury Gods” joke).
Per FCBayern.com, youngster Armindo Sieb will not require an operation on the ankle ligament injury he sustained last Thursday in the second half of Bayern’s 3-0 first round DFB-Pokal win over FC Düren. He still faces a considerable spell on the sidelines, which is an unfortunate blow for the 17-year old, who showed bright flashes after coming on as a 61st minute sub against Düren. Sieb and teammate Jamal Musiala also had made Bayern history, becoming the second and third youngest players to ever appear for Bayern in the DFB-Pokal after David Alaba. Hopefully it’s a speedy recovery for Sieb and he’s able to get back on track.
Per a report from Bild+, Leroy Sane is aiming for a return in this weekend’s Bundesliga matchup against Eintracht Frankfurt at the Allianz Arena. The winger suffered a knee capsule injury in Bayern’s 4-1 loss at TSG Hoffenheim back at the end of September and has been out ever since. However, per the report, he’s resumed training after being given Sunday off by Hansi Flick and is aiming to resume full team training later on this week. We’ll likely know towards the end of the week whether or not Sane will be involved against Frankfurt. If he’s not, then we’ll likely see him next week in Bayern’s second Champions League group stage match against Lokomotiv Moscow.
Bild also reported that Tangay Nianzou trained for the first time since sustaining his thigh injury six weeks ago on Monday along with Sane. The 18-year old signing from PSG completed passing, dribbling, and running drills during the teams main session for approximately 45 minutes. His recovery is going according to schedule as his aim is to be fully fit for the second part of the season. Of course, he was left out of Bayern’s Champions League squad for the group stages, but could still be involved in the knockout stages if he’s fit on time.