In what can only be taken as bad news, Bayern Munich defender Niklas Süle did not travel with the German national team to Bucharest for the squad’s upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifier against Romania and has already been ruled out for Wednesday’s match against North Macedonia.
Per the DFB, Süle has a strain in the back of the left thigh (which sounds like a hamstring strain). The other 22 eligible players (excluding Jonas Hofmann and Marcel Halstenberg) all passed their COVID-19 tests and travelled to Romania:
Niklas Süle is not with the German on Saturday National team to the World Cup qualifiertraveled to Bucharest. The defender from FC Bayern Munich will be out of the two games against Romania on Sunday and North Macedonia on Wednesday (both from 8.45 p.m., live on RTL) in Duisburg. Süle’s muscular problems (strain on the back of the left thigh) do not yet allow it to be used.
All the other 22 players on the team started the trip to Bucharest as planned after they tested negative for COVID-19 three times on Friday and Saturday - twice with rapid antigen tests and once with a PCR test.
This is, of course, very concerning for Bayern Munich fans. The Bavarians will already be without Jerome Boateng and Alphonso Davies for their big Bundesliga showdown with RB Leipzig. Hopefully this is all precautionary and Süle will be back healthy when he returns to club training.