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Squad Updates: Gnabry & Davies resume training | De Ligt not ready

Thomas Müller
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Bayern Munich players that were available for the match against Viktoria Pilsen on Wednesday had a day off the next day. But for the remaining players that stayed in Munich, it was a preparation day.

Serge Gnabry and Alphonso Davies were taken off the pitch last week against Borussia Dortmund and had to miss the UEFA Champions League fixture due to discomfort and head injury respectively. Today on Thursday, they were seen training together.

According to BILD, Gnabry and Davies have recovered from their injuries and will be ready for the Sunday fixture against SC Freiburg. The players were spotted at Sabener Strasse doing sprinting and passing exercises. They trained for 45 minutes and coordinated running as well as warmups. Nothing should stand in their way for the match against Freiburg.

Meanwhile, things for the Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt are not looking good yet. De Ligt also was spotted in training today but had to stop short after 20 minutes. The center back was training with fitness coach Thomas Wilhelmi and constantly pointed out on his injured left thigh area that he could not continue anymore. De Ligt is now a doubt for Sunday’s match, more information will be revealed by Julian Nagelsmann

In the meantime, Jamal Musiala and Manuel Neuer are not deemed ready yet. Musiala is still in quarantine due to this COVID-19 infection, while Neuer had been suffering from a shoulder injury since the match against Dortmund. The goalkeeper played the whole 90 minutes despite the injury.

Nagelsmann confirmed after the match against Pilsen that „the pain has decreased a bit“, but did not confirm anything about a possible participation of the German against Freiburg: „The X-ray results were better. We’re checking up on him day to day how he is doing. But he knows that we cannot do predictions“

With Thomas Müller, who had to leave the pitch mid-game in the first half, Nagelsmann confirms „there is nothing dramatic, he had only stretched his back muscles“

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