Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann offered up some good news regarding the team’s injury situation.
With Jamal Musiala, Serge Gnabry, and Kingsley Coman all banged up in one way or another, some fans were worried about who might slot in on the opposite side of Leroy Sane.
“The good news is that Serge Gnabry and Jamal Musiala have both been able to return to training, with Lucas Hernandez also taking part today,” Nagelsmann said at his press conference.
Gnabry had been battling the flu and Musiala picked up an ankle injury after a collision with Marc Roca earlier this week. Still, the “healthy” status of both players does not mean that either will start.
“Serge and Jamal can both play, but we have to wait until tomorrow to see if there are any reactions to training. We’re playing in the Champions League next week. The chances that they will start tomorrow are very slim,” Nagelsmann said (as captured by @iMiaSanMia). “(Marcel) Sabitzer can play on the wing. It’s not his best position, he’s better centrally. He is still getting started here. He’s an option for the starting XI.”
The good news does not stop there, however. Kingsley Coman returned to the training ground to do some running after having a heart procedure last week:
Great to see you back on the pitch, King! #MiaSanMia #FCBayern pic.twitter.com/rcpuZvNQ9a— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) September 23, 2021
With a heavy slate of games on the schedule, it would not be shocking to see Nagelsmann completely rest Gnabry and Musiala, while relying on Sane, Sabitzer, Armindo Sieb, Josip Stanisic, or even veterans Thomas Müller and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting to fill in on the flanks.