According to a report from Sport1 reporter Florian Plettenberg, the earliest possible return to Bayern Munich for Thomas Müller will be on March 6th against Borussia Dortmund.
Müller, who is quarantined after testing positive for COVID-19, appears to have a long road ahead of him as he seeks to clear the quarantine regulations, along with getting himself back into form:
Update Müller: The earliest possible return is the match against Dortmund (6 March). @SPORT1 #FCBayern— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) February 21, 2021
Müller recently released a video on Instagram to fans saying that he was “healthy again”, but he will ultimately still miss the Champions League match against Lazio on Tuesday February 23rd and the Bundesliga fixture against FC Köln on Saturday February 27th.
Given how much Bayern Munich has struggled without Müller, this could be a very treacherous stretch for the Bavarians. With no clear back-up, Hansi Flick has used Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting in Müller’s place, but could opt for Jamal Musiala or even Leon Goretzka against Lazio.
Goretzka prefers to play as an 8, but is fully capable of sliding up higher to play the 10 should Flick opt to go with the more experience option behind Robert Lewandowski.