Update 7:30PM EST — Mazraoui not expected to be out for long
Lucas Hernandez is done for the season.
Germany played terribly.
Noussair Mazraoui was stretchered off with an injury.
Alphonso Davies did not convert a penalty kick.
It has not been a banner week for all things Bayern Munich.
However, the club might have some luck with Mazraoui’s injury as it might not be as serious as was initially feared:
Mazraoui's injury today is not expected to keep him sidelined for a long time. Despite Hernández's injury, Bayern don't see need to act on the market as there's enough cover with Pavard, Upamecano & de Ligt at CB and Davies, Stanišić & Mazraoui (if needed) at LB [@georg_holzner]— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) November 23, 2022
It’s happened again: After Lucas Hernandez suffered an ACL tear during France’s game vs Australia yesterday, another Bayern Munich defender had to be subbed off the pitch due to injury. Noussair Mazraoui, Bayern’s Moroccan right-back, was subbed off in the 60th minute after signaling his inability to continue playing. The player was loaded onto a stretcher and carted off — a chilling sight for any fan.
It’s hard to say what happened to Mazraoui that caused him to need a substitution. He attempted a diving header earlier in the game and landed hard on the turf, and gestured to his pelvis as he tried to shake off the knock. It was clearly too much, as he eventually sat down on the pitch and asked to be substituted.
Mazraoui has become the third Bayern player in two days to suffer an injury at the World Cup, after Leroy Sane and Lucas Hernandez. With Germany set to play Japan in a few hours, who knows what the injury numbers will look like after the majority of the club’s players have actually played a game.
Hopefully the Bayern II youngsters are ready, because at this rate the club will be reduced to fielding Regionalliga reservists in the Champions League clash vs PSG on February.