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Gnabry injury not serious says Flick

Serge Gnabry
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The winger was forced off before the half-hour mark of Bayern’s 2-1 win over Freiburg as they went four points clear at the top of the league.

Serge Gnabry was forced off in the first half of Bayern’s win over Freiburg, however boss Hansi Flick has stated that the injury is “not serious”.

The winger missed his sides 3-2 loss to Borussia Monchengladbach before playing 90 minutes in the shock loss to Holstein Kiel in the DFB-Pokal midweek. Gnabry was substituted before the half-hour mark but Hansi Flick remains confident that his winger will not be out for an extended period.

“The injury is not serious, I have heard from the doctors. The muscle in his back cramped up,” said Flick.

 The league leaders were in front when Gnabry was taken off after Robert Lewandowski’s 21st goal of the campaign, which is a record for the first half of the season.

However, Freiburg leveled matters when Nils Petersen scored for the visitors, his 28th goal as a substitute in his career. Leroy Sane was Gnabry’s replacement and the former Manchester City winger set up Thomas Muller for what would be the game-winner.

Sane, who was on the scoresheet in his side’s loss to Holstein Kiel, has been an improved player after an indifferent start to life for the German champions.

Speaking after the match, Hansi Flick was happy with his winger.

“I don’t like singling out individual players but he did very well and did things the team would like to see from him,” said Flick.

“We saw good development. He proved today that he is always good for an assist or a goal.”

With Bayern’s title rivals all dropping points, with the win Bayern extended their lead at the top of the table to four points, however, Flick is not interested in looking at the table.

“I’m not interested in the table at the moment. We have to look at ourselves and be focused on Augsburg and Schalke as we are today Flick said.

“It’s good to have achieved a four-point lead, that is extremely important. For us, only our results count.”

Up next for the league leaders is an away trip to face Augsburg on Wednesday.

Adam Schultz
Sports writer. Cover Arsenal and Bayern Munich, lucky to be able to do what I love as a career.