Bayern star forward out for several weeks with arm fracture
Bayern Munich and the German national team’s forward suffered the injury during a German Cup game late Tuesday against third division side Preussen Muenster. Gnabry suffered the injury during a German Cup game late Tuesday against third division side Preussen Muenster.
Bayern Munich forward Serge Gnabry will undergo an operation Wednesday for a fractured lower arm, an injury that will set him out for “several weeks”, coach Thomas Tuchel said.
Gnabry suffered the injury during a German Cup game late Tuesday against third division side Preussen Muenster. “It’s bitter. He is an important player and a super character,” said Tuchel, adding that he will “miss several weeks”.
Gnabry will have to sit out a number of Bayern’s upcoming fixtures, including a Bundesliga away match with Leipzig on Saturday as well as a Champions League group game away at Copenhagen on Tuesday.
In a statement on Tuesday evening, the German champions confirmed that the Germany international has suffered a fracture of the ulna in his left forearm.
As a result, Gnabry will be sidelined for several weeks. “Serge will undergo surgery tomorrow and will be out for several weeks,” Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel said after last night’s win.
“It’s a bitter blow for him personally, but also for us. He is an important player and a great character,” Tuchel added.
Gnabry has made six appearances for Bayern this season, finding the back of the net once. The Bavarians next face RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga on Saturday evening.
His participation will also be in doubt when new Germany coach Julian Nagelsmann makes his debut during an October trip to the United States for friendlies with the US and Mexico.
Gnabry was substituted after 11 minutes following a collision with Muenster goalkeeper Johannes Schenk. An X-ray subsequently confirmed the fracture.