Now, Bayern Munich has addressed the news and provided a timetable on when fans can expect to see the 26-year-old back in action. Goretzka will be fighting against clock in order try and be ready to play for Germany in the summer’s European Championships (per FCBayern.com):
FC Bayern will be without Leon Goretzka for the rest of this league season. The midfielder tore a muscle in the back of his left thigh during the 6-0 win at home to Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday. The 26-year-old Germany international had come on as a substitute an hour into the match, but had to come off again after only 10 minutes.
Despite being one of the world’s top midfielders, covering for Goretzka over the next few weeks will not be a big deal for Bayern Munich as the club already wrapped up its 9th consecutive league title. The Bavarians can also lean on players like Javi Martinez, Marc Roca, or Jamal Musiala to fill the void in a less critical environment.
Goretzka, however, would be a huge loss to Germany, which is already in a tough spot in being grouped with France, Portugal, and Hungary for the Euros this summer. Goretzka will likely be out three to four weeks, which will put him right up against the start of the competition.