Serge Gnabry tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, the day before Bayern Munich hosted Atletico Madrid for its opening Champions League group-stage match — a 4-0 drubbing. Now, Bild reports that Gnabry has tested negative on a second test.
That is good news, but it does not mean that Gnabry will be able to play against Eintracht Frankfurt this weekend: even after subsequent negative test results, any person who tests positive for COVID-19 must remain in isolation for ten days per the Department of health and Environment of Munich.
Gnabry therefore will miss the game this weekend vs Eintracht Frankfurt and the next group-stage game, away vs. Lokomotiv Moscow. At the earliest, he could return to action against FC Köln on October 31.
It is not known how Gnabry became infected; he did not come into contact with physiotherapist Gianni Bianchi, who is the second employee of the club to test positive.
Gnabry’s girlfriend Sandra Jerze announced via Instagram that she was “Negative AF Relax.”