For once, Bayern Munich got a little good news when it comes to its injury situation. Bayern Munich II goalkeeper Ron-Thorben Hoffman has returned to training.
Hoffmann was able to train with a ball for the first time on Wednesday and appears to be well on his way to making a comeback in 3. Liga.
Prior to his injury, Hoffmann was having a tremendous season with Bayern Munich II as the 21-year-old had only allowed 24 goals in 18 games on a team that has battled with an inconsistent defense and a struggling offense. Hoffmann also has six clean sheets on the season for the 3. Liga side:
Gute Neuigkeiten: Ron-Thorben #Hoffmann hat heute zum ersten Mal nach seiner Innenmeniskus-OP wieder mit dem Ball trainiert.— FC Bayern Campus (@FCBjuniorteam) March 31, 2021
♂ Am Montag ist der Torwart bereits ins Lauftraining eingestiegen. #WeiterImmerWeiter, Thorben!@FCBayern #MiaSanMia #packmas pic.twitter.com/r2kfDQ8xlW
Good news: Ron-Thorben #Hoffmann trained with the ball for the first time today after his medial meniscus operation. The goalkeeper started running training on Monday.#WeiterImmerWeiter , Thorben! @FCBayern #MiaSanMia #packmas
As of now, Hoffmann is the third-ranked goalkeeper on the Bayern Munich depth chart. Hoffman’s future at Säbener Straße, however, is not clear at this stage. Christian Fruchtl is due to return from a loan from FC Nürnberg, while Lukas Schneller just signed a contract extension with the club.
More, Bayern Munich also recently re-upped youth goalkeepers Manuel Kainz and Johannes Schenk as well.