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Update: Serge Gnabry pulled against Leipzig due to lower back pain

The German international was able to walk off the field on his own just before halftime.

RB Leipzig v FC Bayern München - Bundesliga Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Serge Gnabry was forced off the field with an injury during Bayern Munich’s match against RB Leipzig. The winger pulled up with a non-contact injury just before halftime with the Bavarians leading 1-0. He was replaced by Jamal Musiala.

Gnabry was able to walk off the field completely of his own accord; however, he was walking very slowly around the field. While he didn’t appear to be favoring any particular leg over the other while walking off, the replays were also not very helpful as it was hard to see exactly what Gnabry may have injured.

It’s not the best time for Gnabry to pick up an injury that might keep him out for any significant period of time. Kingsley Coman is still out due to an injury, and while he’s likely returning sooner rather than later, it will of course take him a bit to get back to 100%. Plus, we know Coman’s injury history.

There’s no rest for Bayern either. They’ll hit the skies on Monday to fly to Spain where they will face Barcelona in their first Champions League group stage match of the season on Tuesday.


The match is still going on at the time of this update (It’s the 85th minute.), and according to Sky (via @iMiaSanMia), Gnabry’s removal from the match was a precautionary measure. Hopefully, we’ll get an official update from the club after the game, and we’ll bring it to you when we do.


In his post match press conference, Julian Nagelsmann said that Serge Gnabry is suffering from lumbago, and it’s not known yet if he will or won’t be available on Tuesday against Barcelona. “He’s already being treated, and we have to wait and see how he’s doing tomorrow.”

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