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Baumgartner out for weekend with COVID

By Peter Vice

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim will have to do without key performer Christoph Baumgartner in this weekend's showdown against FC Bayern München. 

Christoph Baumgartner.
Christoph Baumgartner.Photo: Silesia711, CC-by-SA 4.0

Germany's Kraichgauer confirmed that attacking midfielder Christoph Baumgartner had tested positive for COVID on Friday morning. The club reported that the Austrian midfielder, having been fully vaccinated, is exhibiting no symptoms. Naturally, the 22-year-old midfielder is still in domestic isolation.

In six starts and one relief appearance thus far this season, Baumgartner has scored three goals. Earlier in the week, the Sinsheimers also confirmed that they would be missing another regular long-term. Fullback/wingback Pavel Kaderabek--who has also scored a goal and chipped in an assist in four starts this year--will be out for several weeks with a ligament injury.

Kaderabek was subbed off early in TSG's 5-0 win over Köln last week. A makeshift arrangement still managed to score four goals without him.

FC Bayern
1Manuel Neuer (C)
5Benjamin Pavard
2Dayotchanculle Upamecano
21Lucas Hernández ↩46
3Omar Richards
6Joshua Kimmich
18Marcel Sabitzer ↩76
7Serge Gnabry ↩76
25Thomas Müller ↩65
42Jamal Musiala ↩70
9Robert Lewandowski
36Christian Früchtl
10Leroy Sané ↪76
11Kingsley Coman ↪70
13E. Choupo-Moting ↪65
4Niklas Süle ↪46
20Bouna Sarr
23Tanguy Nianzou
44Josip Stanisic
24Corentin Tolisso ↪76
1Oliver Baumann (C)
38Stefan Posch
11Florian Grillitsch
28Chris Richards
25Kevin Akpoguma ↩26
18Diadie Samassekou ↩57
8Dennis Geiger ↩83
17David Raum
9Ihlas Bebou ↩82
7Jacob Bruun Larsen ↩57
27Andrej Kramarić
12Philipp Pentke
10Moanes Dabour
23Sargis Adamyan ↪82
29Robert Skov ↪57
33Georginio Rutter ↪26
22Kevin Vogt
13Angelo Stiller ↪83
16Sebastian Rudy ↪57
20Mijat Gaćinović

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