After leaving the Saturday’s game when he “felt something during a sprint”, it was feared that Leon Goretzka was about to join Bayern Munich’s list of walking wounded.
Those thoughts, however, were premature according to Bild. Goretzka did not train with the team today, but did undergo an examination and regeneration session with the team physios where he was reportedly given the “all clear.”
Before getting your hopes up for Goretzka to return on Wednesday against Wolfsburg, however, Bild indicated that no decision has been made on whether or not Goretzka will play in the midweek showdown.
Alright Bayern Munich fans, we have some good news and some bad news. The good news is, according to Torben Hoffmann of Sky Sports, Joshua Kimmich and Niklas Sule are back in team training. The duo might miss the Wolfsburg game in midweek, but they should be back in time to face Bayer Leverkusen in what could become a crucial game in the title race.
Here’s a video of Joshua Kimmich deep in conversation with Hansi Flick. Wonder what they talked about ...
Kimmich undoubtedly wants to get back in action ASAP, but hopefully Hansi holds him off for a bit until we’re 110% sure that his injury has healed properly. Meniscus injuries are no joke and can become recurrent issues if not dealt with properly.
Meanwhile, Javi Martinez and Tiago Dantas completed running training:
It won’t be long until Dantas is eligible for games with the first team, so hopefully he gets fit and up to speed before then. To be honest, I didn’t even know he was injured. Anyway, Javi suffered a muscular injury that would put him out “indefinitely” — the fact that he’s running again is a good sign.
Bayern need all hands on deck at the moment. The fixture list is swamping everyone, and with the knockout rounds of the Champions League set to begin in only two months, we cannot afford any more dropped points.