Update 10:35AM EST
The outlook for Bayern Munich goalkeeper Sven Ulreich is not great. The veteran will miss six-to-eight weeks per Sky’s Torben Hoffmann:
Update 9:40AM EST
Bayern Munich winger Serge Gnabry was simply rested today:
Serge Gnabry was given a rest today [Bild]— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) September 20, 2021
Sport Bild’s Christian Falk also confirmed the news about Jamal Musiala:
Update 9:25AM EST
The good news: Bayern Munich’s Jamal Musiala underwent an MRI, which only revealed a strain:
All-clear for Jamal #Musiala! The MRI examination showed: no torn ligament! Of the #FCBayern -Youngster bent over and overstretched the ligaments. @kessler_philipp
The bad news: SPOX’s Kerry Hau reported that Musiala’s status for this weekend is in doubt:
Glück im Unglück für den im Training des #FCBayern verletzten Jamal #Musiala: Die erste MRT-Untersuchung heute Mittag hat ergeben, dass kein Bänderriss im Knöchel vorliegt. Einsatz gegen Fürth dennoch fraglich. Musiala wird ein paar Tage nicht trainieren können.— Kerry Hau (@kerry_hau) September 20, 2021
Luck in unhappiness for those in training #FCBayern injured Jamal #Musiala: The first MRI scan this afternoon showed that there was no torn ligament in the ankle. Use against Fürth still questionable. Musiala won’t be able to train for a few days.
Do you want the bad news or the worse news, first?
Let’s just go with the bad.
Bayern Munich only had three players absent from today’s training: Kingsley Coman, Corentin Tolisso, and Serge Gnabry per Sky journalist Torben Hoffmann.
Coman, of course, was no surprise as he underwent a procedure to correct an issue with his heart. Despite the drastic implications of that news, Coman should not be out that much longer (as we reported last week):
Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann just announced in his pregame presser that Kingsley Coman will be sidelined for the time being due to heart issues. The Frenchman apparently underwent an operation to correct the problem, and is set to start cardio training on Monday. The coach reckons that he won’t be out for longer than a week-and-a-half.
Tolisso’s season has also been a bit snake-bitten as well, as he suffered through a bout with COVID-19 and is now nursing a calf ailment.
As for Gnabry, it is unclear why the winger was not in attendance:
We will monitor the news on Gnabry closely, though it would not be shocking if he was just receiving treatment for a minor knock or held out as a precautionary measure by Julian Nagelsmann given his previous injury history.
The worse news? While Bayern Munich only had three players miss training, they had three more go down during the session. Sven Ulreich, of course, was carted off the pitch after a collision with Michael Cuisance, but Thomas Müller and Jamal Musiala also picked up bad knocks.
Musiala had to leave training because of the injury after a challenge from Marc Roca (you’ll all remember his name now!):
Jamal Musiala suffered a knock to his ankle following a challenge with Marc Roca. The Spaniard apologized to Musiala who had to stop the session and limped into the dressing room [Bild] pic.twitter.com/GtxqfgMl7i— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) September 20, 2021
Müller, meanwhile, suffered some sort of ankle discomfort, but thankfully did not have to exit the session:
Thomas Müller also had to stop training briefly today and his ankle was treated by physio Florian Brandner. Unlike Ulreich and Musiala, Müller was able to continue the session [Bild]— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) September 20, 2021