When training against each other during practice today, Richards and Goretzka collided during a challenge, which left the 25-year-old Germany international on the ground — and in pain.
Eventually, Goretzka was able to get up and partake in some individual drills, but he was icing what looked to be his ankle per the report. It is key to note that a calf injury had previously sidelined Goretzka, so this is a different ailment altogether.
Leon Goretzka suffered a knock in today's training following a challenge by Chris Richards. Goretzka was treated on the ground then was able to get up and complete some individual runs but with ice. It remains be seen whether he'll be fit for Saturday's game [Sky] pic.twitter.com/2ASQaP6OJU— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) November 5, 2020
Bild, however, is reporting that Goretzka’s status for Saturday’s showdown against Borussia Dortmund in Der Klassiker is not likely to be affected by today’s events. As of now, Goretzka is expected dress against BVB.
Leon Goretzka is fit and available for the game against Dortmund after he completed full training today. Despite the slight knock he suffered today, he was able to get up and even complete an extra sprint session [Bild] pic.twitter.com/6cy3yFFqWO— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) November 5, 2020
As for Richards, he came away unscathed, in what was surely just part of normal, every day training physicality. Clearly, this is not a situation where “Everybody Hates Chris.”
(I’ll see myself out) (Editor’s note: Yikes)