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:
❗️News #Goretzka: Good news! The results of the second MRI scan are positive. He will be available for the Euros. LG is now starting rehab and he is in contact with Löw. It is unclear whether he will be in Seefeld from the beginning (May 28). His goal: (June 15). @SPORT1— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) May 14, 2021
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.