Bayern Munich have confirmed that Serge Gnabry has been sidelined for the “foreseeable future” after picking up a thigh injury in the FIFA Club World Cup final last evening.
The 25-year-old started in midfield against Tigres UANL, and was subbed off for Corentin Tolisso after 65 minutes. The team returned to Munich this morning, where Gnabry underwent an examination by the club’s medical team.
An official statement released by the club revealed that the forward has a torn muscle in his left thigh. No return date has been cited yet.
FC Bayern will have to do without Serge Gnabry for the foreseeable. The forward tore a muscle in his left thigh in yesterday’s 1-0 triumph in the FIFA Club World Cup final against Tigers UANL. The injury was confirmed following an examination by the FC Bayern medical unit. Gnabry has played in 28 of 32 competitive matches so far this season and scored six goals.
ℹ️ @SergeGnabry is set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering a thigh strain in last night's FIFA Club World Cup final.
Get well soon, Serge! 💐 pic.twitter.com/MfX0QfRghZ
— 🏆🏆🏆FC Bayern English🏆🏆🏆 (@FCBayernEN) February 12, 2021
The injury comes at a time when Hansi Flick is already without several key members of his squad. Thomas Muller tested positive for coronavirus, and missed the final, along with Jerome Boateng, who left the camp for personal reasons.
Leon Goretzka and Javi Martinez tested positive for COVID-19 before the trip to Qatar, but they should be expected to return soon.
Gnabry has scored six goals in 28 games for Bayern in all competitions this season and missed only four games until now.
Bayern are up against Arminia Bielefeld in the Bundesliga on Monday, and it likely that Leroy Sane will fill in for the injured German international.
Everyone at fcbinside wishes Serge Gnabry a speedy recovery!