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Injury update: Bayern Munich’s Alexander Nübel could be out longer than expected ... or maybe not?

Exactly how long with Bayern Munich’s Alexander Nübel miss with his injury?

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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:

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:

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.

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