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Good news! Bayern Munich’s Leon Goretzka is on the mend and could get an extension done before Euros

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Leon Goretzka’s second MRI result was “positive” and the midfielder also appears on track to get his contract extension done soon.

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Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka will not be suiting up against SC Freiburg due to a muscle tear, but the team did receive good news on the midfielder’s overall status.

Sport1 journalist Florian Plettenberg is reporting that Goretzka underwent a second MRI, which the was described as “positive.” Goretzka will be starting rehab with the goal of being ready for this summer’s European Championships, though there is no certainty that the 26-year-old will hit that target date. Regardless, his status at least looks promising at this stage:

Plettenberg also dropped a bit more good news on Goretzka on his “Meine Bayern Woche” podcast (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia). It was previously reported that Bayern Munich had made Goretzka one of its offseason priorities in terms of getting a contract extension done. Plettenberg reiterated that “a decision could be made before the Euros.”

That timeline would certainly be welcomes by Bayern Munich fans, who could rest easy with a double-pivot of Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich roaming the midfield for the next few years.