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Bayern Munich’s Bouna Sarr tears ACL, likely out for the rest of the season

This is not the way Sarr wanted to bow out of his career at Bayern.

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Unfortunately, it has been confirmed that Bouna Sarr has torn his ACL in his left knee and will more than likely miss the remainder of the season for Bayern Munich, as per @iMiaSanMia. The injury reportedly occurred during a training session at Säbener Straße at some point between the 0-0 Champions League draw with FC Copenhagen and the preparations for the Bundesliga clash against Union Berlin. He has already had a successful operation to repair the torn cruciate ligament, but he will now face a very lengthy spell on the sidelines, all but marking an end to his chapter at Bayern.

Chances for Sarr were few and far between ever since he joined the club from Olympique Marseille right at the end of the 2020 summer (fall) transfer window. He was never first on the pecking order at right back under either Hansi Flick, Julian Nagelsmann, or Thomas Tuchel, but Sarr did contribute to three Bundesliga titles and a DFL-Supercup during his time with the Rekordmeister. He had, at times, been used at left back and even in midfield out of necessity, but it is hard to cover his tenure in Munich in glory, but that was always going to be the case with the talent the club possesses in defense.

For now, this will give Tuchel added impetus to try to bring in defensive reinforcements during the winter transfer window. In addition to a defensive midfielder, Tuchel does want to bring in a defender, and this was even before Sarr suffered his injury. Now, there is even more significance placed on Bayern needing to secure a defender during the upcoming winter transfer window.

All in all, Sarr made a total of 33 appearances across all competitions for Bayern, scoring once. Admirably, he never really made too much of a fuss about being low in the pecking order at the club in defense and has been cooperative with the club in their efforts to sell him when they have done so in the past. As it stands now, even before he injured his ACL, the club was more than happy to let him run down the remainder of his contract and leave during the summer window.

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