It has been a disappointing season for Bayern Munich forward Serge Gnabry. The German winger has been struggling to find form after recovering from a hand injury that he suffered against Saarbrucken. Gnabry is currently behind Leroy Sane, Jamal Musiala, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, and Kingsley Coman in the attacking positions behind Harry Kane.
Sport1 revealed last week that Gnabry is determined to regain his best form and challenge for a spot in the starting XI. The German winger wants to repay the faith shown by the club last season with a new deal. Unfortunately, Gnabry may have to wait longer to prove all the critics wrong.
According to Sport1’s Kerry Hau, Serge Gnabry is set to be on the sidelines for two to three months due to the injury he sustained against Eintracht Frankfurt. Gnabry played only three minutes after being substituted in the second half. The German forward has suffered a muscle-tendon injury.
It is a devastating blow for the player as he had returned from a significant layoff from an arm injury a few weeks ago. As things stand, he is likely to make a return to the squad earliest by February. Die Roten will hope to have him fit for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
The injury on Saturday sums up Gnabry’s campaign until now. He has struggled to get a sustained run in the starting XI due to form and injuries. The German forward has scored only one goal for Die Roten this season. He has yet to find the back of the net in the Bundesliga.
Tuchel still considers Serge Gnabry a crucial player in the squad since he made a big impact in the final three months of the last season. The German coach will be hoping to see Gnabry make a similar impact when he returns from the latest injury setback.
Meanwhile, Jamal Musiala is completely fit to start against Manchester United. The young German midfielder came off the bench against Eintracht Frankfurt after recovering from a hamstring injury that he suffered against Galatasaray in November. Musiala will look to pick up from where he left before the injury, as the youngster was getting back to his best after a slow start to the campaign.
Matthijs de Ligt is taking good strides in the recovery from a serious knee injury. The Dutch defender is hopeful about playing the last game of 2023, but Bayern and Tuchel believe that the realistic date for his return is after the winter break.