Update [2:15PM EST]
Bayern Munich’s Douglas Costa has progressed to running, while Marc Roca and Corentin Tolisso have yet to hit the pitch and remain inside.
Douglas Costa (hairline crack in the right metatarsus) is currently doing running training - Marc Roca (bruised knee) could not train on the pitch yet - Corentin Tolisso (torn tendon in the left thigh) received treatment in the performance center [Bild] pic.twitter.com/ewNxipS716— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) April 15, 2021
Like Robert Lewandowski, Niklas Süle is targeting a return on April 24th against Mainz 05.
Niklas Süle (torn muscle) has only completed a running session today. The defender will miss the games against Wolfsburg, Leverkusen (April 20) and possibly Mainz (April 24) as well [Bild] pic.twitter.com/ckDCtuM3Rm— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) April 15, 2021
Bayern Munich standouts Robert Lewandowski and Leon Goretzka hit the training pitch at Säbener Straße in an effort to continue their respective rehab efforts.
Abendzeitung reporter Maximilian Koch captured video of both Lewandowski and Goretzka as they worked out earlier today.
Lewandowski, of course, has a longer timeframe for his return as he is eyeing the April 24th match against Mainz 05 for his next appearance:
Auf dem Weg zum Comeback: @lewy_official. Laufeinheit mit kurzen Sprints. Ball noch nicht dabei. Wolfsburg am Samstag kommt wohl zu früh, eventuell Leverkusen nächsten Dienstag. #Lewandowski #FCBayern pic.twitter.com/ITt6b3VUT9— Maximilian Koch (@Koch_AZ) April 15, 2021
German outlet kicker provided more insight into the exact plans for Lewandowski:
The Pole will probably still miss next Tuesday’s game against Leverkusen. Then, on matchday 31 in Mainz, the 32-year-old could be there again. At least that is the plan with the world footballer, who suffered this injury on March 28th during the international match in Andorra. The next day, the medical department in Munich forecast the striker to be on the sidelines for up-to-four weeks.
Should Lewandowski return to Mainz, the period of his absence would correspond to this announced four-week break. In other words, the attacker, who still confidently leads the scorers list with 35 hits in 25 games, will then be left with a maximum of four league games for the magical 40 mark and Gerd Müller’s record.
Meanwhile, Goretzka is in a battle against the clock to get ready for Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga match against Wolfsburg this weekend.
The 26-year-old’s presence was sorely missed against Paris Saint-Germain as the star midfielder missed the entirety of Tuesday’s match and more than half of the first leg:
Lewandowski and Goretzka are just two of Bayern Munich’s injured players. Serge Gnabry due to see his quarantine formally end at the start of next week, while Niklas Süle is still working his way back. The defender is expected to miss the game against Wolfsburg.