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Fiete Arp diagnosed with knee ligament strain, will train individually in Munich for a week

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Thankfully, Arp’s injury is less serious than initially feared

FC Bayern Muenchen - Training Session Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images

Fiete Arp has had virtually zero luck with injuries this season for Bayern Munich. He missed considerable spells of the season on the sidelines with a handful (pun intended) of injury problems, including his persistent hand problem.

He had just returned from holiday last week to begin training at Sabener Strasse with Miroslav Klose and Bayern’s new signings, but suffered a knee problem. Thankfully, per a new report from Bild, assessments from Bayern’s medical staff have determined that Arp only sustained a minor knee ligament strain. For now, he will train individually for about a week before resuming sessions with the rest of the players that are still in Munich having not traveled to Portugal for the Champions League quarter-finals.

FC Bayern Muenchen - Training Session Photo by S. Widmann/Getty Images for FC Bayern

While the official diagnosis is much less serious than Arp had initially feared, this is yet another setback for the “#ArpTrain.” The 20-year old striker can’t seem to go more than a month or so without picking up some sort of injury and it’s caused him to miss out on opportunities with Bayern’s senior squad and reserves. He missed a total of 22 matches due to injury this season between both Bayern’s first team and the reserve team that won the 3. Liga under Sebastian Hoeness.

Hopefully for Arp’s case, once he returns to full team training, he’ll benefit from training alongside Leroy Sane, Tangay Nianzou, Adrien Fein, Alexander Nubel and the rest of Bayern’s squad not in Portugal under Klose’s guidance.

1. FC Kaiserslautern v Bayern Muenchen II - 3. Liga Photo by Alexander Scheuber/Getty Images