Update: Gnabry’s injury appears to be less serious than previously reported. Bayern have confirmed that he was withdrawn due to a muscle cramp.
Speaking after the game, Hansi Flick said: “The doctors said the injury was not serious. His back muscle cramped up.”
Hansi Flick says Serge Gnabry only has muscle stiffness and no serious injury, should be back soon. pic.twitter.com/8wWSwSaX9o
— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) January 17, 2021
Serge Gnabry was forced off during Bayern Munich’s 2-1 win over SC Freiburg today.
He was replaced by Leroy Sane in the 28th minute after appearing to sustain a thigh injury.
The winger began limping moments after taking a shot from outside the box which could have caused his injury. But the extent of it will be revealed later today.
Serge Gnabry was having such a good game 😔
He's forced off with a knock and @leroy_sane is on to replace him 🔄
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) January 17, 2021
The blow could not have come at a worse time for Bayern. Hansi Flick’s side haven’t been at their very best of late, and found themselves dumped out of the DFB Cup to second-tier Holstein Kiel earlier this week.
Kingsley Coman made his return from injury, but Flick would have liked to have a fully-fit squad, especially with the Champions League to resume next month.