After a loan stint in which he didn’t play for 1. FC Nürnberg, Bayern Munich goalkeeper prospect Christian Früchtl was the recipient of a little more bad luck.
Früchtl, who can ill-afford the loss of any training time, has reportedly suffered a broken collarbone that could keep him out of action for as much as 10 weeks per Bild:
According to BILD information, Früchtl broke his collarbone while mountain biking and is already doing his rehabilitation in Munich! He will be out for eight to ten weeks. With that, a change of the talented goalkeeper is off the table.
Früchtl is in kind of a “no man’s land” for a prospect. Manuel Neuer is not going anywhere, any time soon as the first-team starter, while back-up Alexander Nübel is slated to head out on a loan.
Normally, that might seem like a good spot for the 21-year-old to step in, but it appears that Bayern Munich does not rate either Früchtl nor Ron-Thorben Hoffmann high enough to be considered for the back-up next season.
Instead, the Bavarians have been linked to players like Arminia Bielefeld’s Stefan Ortega and free agent Sven Ulreich. The injury also means that Früchtl will probably not leave Munich via loan nor transfer this summer.