Update: 9:25AM EST
Good news! Bayern Munich goalkeeper Svren Ulreich has tested negative for COVID-19 and will be able to resume training per Sport Bild’s Tobi Altschäffl:
Entwarnung: Der Test von Sven Ulreich ist nach @BILD_Sport-Informationen negativ. Die Nummer 2 kann also wohl schon am Donnerstag wieder mit dem Team trainieren und somit am Samstag in Bochum spielen.— Tobi Altschäffl (@altobelli13) February 9, 2022
With Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer out of commission due to knee surgery, it was expected that Sven Ulreich would slide into the starting role and deputize for the injured Germany international.
Not so fast my friends.
Ulreich has missed training today and now speculation is building that he might not be available to play against VfL Bochum this weekend. Sky’s Florian Plettenberg might have some unfortunate news:
News #Ulreich: Er fehlt heute im Training. Verdacht auf Corona. Ergebnis wird im Laufe des Tages erwartet. @SkySportNews #FCBayern— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) February 9, 2022
News #Ulreich: He is absent from training today. Suspicion of Corona. Results are expected later today. @SkySportNews #FCBayern
If Ulreich tests positive for COVID-19, he would undoubtedly missed this weekend’s match against VfL Bochum. Bayern Munich would then have to turn toward young goalkeepers Christian Früchtl or Johannes Schenk.
Moreover, Ulreich’s status for the Champions League tilt against Red Bull Salzburg next Wednesday could also be in doubt, leaving the two youngsters for duty on the big stage.
Per Bild (as captured by @iMiaSanMia), Jamal Musiala, Benjamin Pavard and Kingsley Coman also missed training.
There has been no official announcement from Bayern Munich on anything as of yet, so stay tuned.