[Update 5:00PM EST]
In what might amount to good news on the injury front, Bayern Munich manager described Serge Gnabry’s injury as “just a bruise.”
“It’s a bruise,” said Flick to Sky Sports (as captured by Tz). “We hope it isn’t that bad. But, of course, it hurts a lot, especially on the shin.”
Such an injury could limit Gnabry on Friday against Borussia Mönchengladbach, but hopefully that means there will not be any longer-term type effects.
While driving to the goal with just about 15 minutes left in the game, Bayern Munich winger Serge Gnabry was fouled in the box by Mainz 05’s Leandro Barreiro. The play ultimately resulted in a penalty, which Robert Lewandowski converted for a 4-2 lead.
Ultimately, Gnabry has to leave the game as Barreiro’s follow-through on his trip attempt ended up being more of a leg-whip on an airborne — and prone — Gnabry. Jamal Musiala, who was slated to enter the game anyway, ended up taking off Gnabry.
The injury came after an up-and-down performance for Gnabry, who is still looking to find his 2019/2020 form during this campaign. Hopefully the after-effects of the contact are nothing serious as Kingsley Coman is still working his way back from his own injury.
Should both Coman and Gnabry both be unavailable for Bayern Munich’s showdown on Friday with Borussia Mönchengladbach, Hansi Flick could be looking at Douglas Costa or could get creative with his lineup.