Update — September 24th, 1:35PM EDT: Goal is for Saturday return
While not serious, the injury to Matthijs de Ligt’s knee could keep him out of Tuesday’s DFB-Pokal match against SC Preußen Münster. Bayern Munich is shooting to have De Ligt back and healthy for its Bundesliga match against RB Leipzig on Saturday per kicker (as captured by @iMiaSanMia):
Matthijs de Ligt is a doubt for Tuesday’s Pokal game against Preußen Münster but should be back for RB Leipzig on Saturday.
There was not really much bad to say about Bayern Munich’s 7-0 destruction of VfL Bochum on Saturday.
The attack was relentless, the midfield controlled the tempo, and the defense was barely tested.
All-in-all, it was a thoroughly dominant of an effort as Bayern Munich could ask for.
However, the one strike against the game was that center-back Matthijs de Ligt, in his first start after being relegated to the bench, picked up a knee injury during the match. Bayern Munich was so concerned with the matter that De Ligt was slated to get an MRI.
Now, though, De Ligt was examined and there was no serious damage to his knee. The Dutchman will only miss a few days per FCBayern.com:
After being forced off at half-time in yesterday’s 7-0 win against VfL Bochum, Matthijs de Ligt has been given the all-clear by the FC Bayern medical department. The 24-year-old center-back has a knock to the left knee and must only sit out for a few days.
De Ligt was in the midst of a stellar showing prior to his injury. Undoubtedly, the 24-year-old, will want to get back on the pitch as soon as possible.