Per a report from Bild, Bayern Munich goalkeeper Alexander Nübel will be out a bit longer than expected. The 24-year-old former Schalke 04 player could be out for the rest of this month, which would make his injury keep him roughly six weeks in total if this report is true:
Alexander Nübel's injury is more serious than initially thought. The goalkeeper suffered a torn ankle ligament and could be out for around 6 weeks. He wouldn't be back until March [Bild] pic.twitter.com/r5BGs11nu1— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) February 4, 2021
Sport1 journalist Florian Plettenberg had a slightly different timeline with his own report as he indicated, Nübel could be back in team training in two-to-three weeks:
Update #Nübel: Yes, Nübel has torn his syndesmosis ligament. During a landing after a jump. But he is doing well. He plans to return to team training in 2-3 weeks. @SPORT1 #FCBayern— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) February 4, 2021
Bayern Munich first detailed Nübel’s injury on January 29th, so there is a discrepancy between Bild’s timeframe and Plettenberg’s information.
In the old days they would have settled this with a good, old-fashioned newsroom fight:
Whatever the case, Nübel’s uncertain status has left the Bavarians thin between the sticks these days. Ron-Thorben Hoffmann has been very good for Bayern Munich II this season, but with Christian Fruchtl still on loan (and not playing) at FC Nürnberg, the organizational depth is hurting at the moment.