Bayern's Gnabry to miss 'several weeks' with fracture

AFP , Wednesday 27 Sep 2023

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.

Serge Gnabry
Bayern's Serge Gnabry holds a broken arm after a crash with Muenster's goalkeeper Johannes Schenk during the German Soccer Cup first-round match between Preussen Muenster and Bayern Munich in Muenster, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023. Photo: AP


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.

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.

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