According to a report from Bild, youngster Tanguy Nianzou is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines as his recovery has not been as smooth sailing as the club had hoped.
At this stage, Nianzou still cannot take part in drills without there being a significant amount of pain in this thigh. He suffered a torn muscle fibre in this quad earlier in the season and it appears it is still troubling him.
To further reduce the risk to the youngster, his training loads have been reduced and it just goes with his interrupted season as he suffered a hamstring injury earlier in the campaign.
Hasan Salihamidzic spoke to BILD Zeitung about Nianzou’s latest setback:
“Tanguy is one of the greatest talents of his year, unfortunately he sustained two complicated injuries, now he is being built up very carefully by our experts. We will still have a lot of fun with him.”
Tanguy Nianzou is currently making steps backwards rather than progress in his rehab. Nianzou had resumed training with the ball end of January and was close to resuming team training, however he then stopped for two weeks and now only doing light running [Bild] pic.twitter.com/OOZsHZonV5
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He was originally meant to be back in action this month, however, with his latest setback, the time frame for his return is cloudy at best. It is highly unlikely we will see him again this season as you would expect Bayern to take the conservative approach with the 18-year-old.
Nianzou barely sighted this campaign
Playing just over 20 minutes of football for Bayern since joining from Paris Saint-Germain, Nianzou’s last involvement was as a substitute in Bayern’s 3-1 win over Stuttgart way back in November.
Minutes have been hard to come by when he has been fit and one can only imagine that Nianzou will find it harder next season. With the arrival of Dayot Upamecano from RB Leipzig and with Chris Richards impressing on loan at Hoffenheim, Nianzou could very well be way down the pecking order next year.
It is a horror tale for a young player who got his dream move only for injuries to ruin his maiden season with the Bavarian club.