Update — Monday, October 9th, 11:50AM EDT: The hits keep on comin’ for Bayern, Upamecano
Bayern Munich center-back Dayot Upamecano could miss 3-4 weeks per a report from Bild (as captured by @iMiaSanMia).
Upamecano will now undergo an MRI to get the full extent of the issue. With Matthijs de Ligt still banged up with a knee injury and Tarek Buchmann also ailing, the Bavarians could be short a center-back when the squad reconvenes after this international break:
Dayot Upamecano is suspected to have suffered a hamstring strain against Freiburg yesterday, which would mean 3-4 weeks on the sidelines. The Frenchman will undergo an MRI scan to know the exact extent of his injury [@BILD] pic.twitter.com/cehfSgDaH4— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) October 9, 2023
Just as club football pauses and the international break begins, Bayern Munich has been hit with some devastating injury news.
The French Football Federation has just announced that FC Bayern defender Dayot Upamecano has withdrawn from the national team and will not participate in the upcoming games due to a left hamstring injury.
The French football federation announce that Dayot Upamecano has withdrawn from the France squad for the coming games with a left hamstring injury pic.twitter.com/UFxVvq82Wt— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) October 9, 2023
Upamecano had starred (and impressed!) for Bayern against SC Freiburg in the Bundesliga less than 24 hours ago: before reporting for international duty.
With this report, the defender will likely return to Munich and recover. The player will be replaced by Axel Diasi in the French squad, with no further information on Upamecano’s injury as of yet.
This comes as a massive blow for the club, as Upamecano joins the list of injured center-backs Matthijs de Ligt and Tarek Buchmann. A terrible start to the international break already: not something the fans wanted to hear.
Bayern has a heavy schedule ahead of the international break: We’ll keep you updated on the injury, but all fans must be hoping it's nothing serious for Upamecano who’s been pivotal for Bayern in defense this season.