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Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich has knee surgery, out until January

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The midfielder tore his meniscus in Bayern Munich’s Der Klassiker win against Borussia Dortmund.

Borussia Dortmund v FC Bayern Muenchen - Bundesliga Photo by Martin Meissner - Pool/Getty Images

Bayern Munich have announced that midfielder Joshua Kimmich has undergone successful surgery to repair a torn meniscus. Kimmich injured his knee in the first half of Bayern’s 3-2 win over Borussia Dortmund in Saturday’s Der Klassiker.

“We’re glad that Joshua will probably be available again in a matter of weeks. We’ll support him in his rehabilitation as best we can,” said Sporting Director Hasan Salihamidzic.

The question for Bayern is now who does Flick turn to in the center of the park. One would suspect that Corentin Tolisso will see extended minutes in the middle alongside Leon Goretzka as Bayern bring 2020 to a close; however, Flick has more options available at his disposal including Javi Martinez, Marc Roca, and even David Alaba among others. Let’s not forget Tanguy Nianzou who is due to return from injury shortly.

Kimmich injured himself in the 36th minute of the match during a collision with Dortmund’s Erling Haaland. Adding insult to injury, Kimmich received a yellow card for the incident.

Bavarian Football Works sends Kimmich all the best during his recovery.