[Update 11:25AM EST]: The injury to Bayern Munich’s Corentin Tolisso is a “slight problem” and “nothing serious” per France manager Didier Deschamps (as captured by @iMiaSanMia).
According to Deschamps, Tolisso had a 'slight problem' yesterday and it's 'nothing serious' [@lequipe] https://t.co/RMn0jC7nvM— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) November 14, 2020
Okay everyone, take that sigh of relief.
Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso did not play for France in its 1-0 victory over Portugal today and now we know why.
The 26-year-old midfielder has an “injury” and is headed back to Germany per France national team coach Dider Deschamps. There is no word on the severity of Tolisso’s injury, but France is set to play Sweden on Tuesday and Deschamps thought it would be wise to release Tolisso early:
Didier Deschamps says Corentin Tolisso has an injury and will return to Munich— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) November 14, 2020
Hopefully, this is just a case of being extra-cautious with a minor knock and an international coach being sympathetic to the absolutely grinding and rigorous schedule that players are facing in the 2020/2021 season.
While Bayern Munich has extraordinary depth in its midfielder, the Bavarians are already without Joshua Kimmich until at least January. Tolisso figured to be pick up a good portion of Kimmich’s minutes, so any type of significant injury would surely be a pain to both the player and the club.
Keep your fingers crossed!