Update — November 2, 5:25PM EDT: De Ligt’s injury is worse than originally thought
Matthijs de Ligt’s knee injury is looking real bad for Bayern Munich.
The 24-year-old Dutch international is continuing to undergo tests after crumpling to the field in pain in the first half of Bayern’s 2-1 DFB-Pokal loss to Saarbrücken on Wednesday. The latest reports coming coming out of Bild suggest his recovery timeline could be extended, potentially all the way into the new year. Via @iMiaSanMia:
After initial tests, Matthijs de Ligt’s time off was estimated at 4-6 weeks. But the prognosis worsened after the MRI scan in Munich today. Internally there’s even talk that de Ligt could be sidelined for up to 8 weeks. In worst case scenario, the Dutchman won’t play for Bayern again this year [@BILD]
Will Bayern see De Ligt play again in 2023?
When the injury gods assessed the report of Bayern Munich defender Matthijs de Ligt either having an MCL or a capsular injury in his knee, they clearly could not decide which would one would be worse, so they said, “Why not both?”
In the latest batch of bad news to drop, it appears that De Ligt suffered an injury to his MCL and “capsule damage” in his knee. The injury is expected to keep him out of action four-to-six weeks per Bild (as captured by @iMiaSanMia):
Matthijs de Ligt has sustained an MCL injury and capsule damage to his right knee against Saarbrücken. The Dutchman will be sidelined for 4-6 weeks.
De Ligt’s horrid run of luck this season continues and Bayern Munich’s depth at center-back once again will become a major talking point. Will Dayot Upamecano be ready in time to face Borussia Dortmund this weekend?
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