Bayern completed its mandatory task on Tuesday evening. The German record champions clearly defeated Preussen Münster 4–0 in a catch-up game in the first round of the DFB Cup. But Thomas Tuchel’s team had to pay a heavy price for this. Serge Gnabry broke a bone in his left hand in the fourth minute. Coach Thomas Tuchel confirmed this. gnabri The coach said: “Serge will miss several weeks.”
The Bayern star collided with Munster goalkeeper Johannes Schenk and suffered a fractured elbow. Gnabry had to be substituted after seven minutes. The offending player was plastered during the game.
Sports director Christoph Freund said after the game: “That was the most bitter part of the evening! Now we’ll see to it that he has a quick operation tomorrow. It’s the forearm, the ulna. A plate will go in there. With the downtime, we’ll have to see that.” Can we use the splint later? At the moment it is not clear how long Gnabry will be out. The return also depends on the recovery after the operation.
The German record champion’s injury concerns continue. At Munster, Tuchel had to make do without three central defenders. The top game at RB Leipzig is on the program for Saturday. One thing is certain: Matthijs de Ligt will not be fit by then. Tuchel does not expect the Dutchman to play in the Champions League game against Copenhagen until October 3 at the earliest, but possibly against Freiburg on October 8. Thomas Muller is also doubtful after suffering an adductor strain.
At least: Dayot Upamecano (adductor problem) and Minjae Kim (thigh injury) are expected to be fit again for the RB game.