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Leon Goretzka might need knee surgery, reveals Nagelsmann

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Leon Goretzka might need surgery on his knee injury, Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann has revealed.
Leon Goretzka.
Leon Goretzka.Photo: Rufus46, CC BY-SA 3.0
Bayern München coach Julian Nagelsmann has revealed Leon Goretzka might need surgery on the knee injury that is keeping him sidelined at the moment.

Goretzka hasn't featured for Bayern since their 3-2 win over Borussia Dortmund a month ago and has been ruled out of tonight's game against Gladbach.

"It's a difficult situation. He had two days that were pretty decent and now he has had a day where we've cut the load. Today we wanted to improve it, then it was significantly worse again. We did another check-up MRI and there was no deterioration. But no improvement either," said Nagelsmann at the pre-match press conference, according to Bavarian Football Works.

"We have sent the pictures again to the specialist in Innsbruck and will do another examination there and then decide what to do with the knee. Whether you continue to try it conservatively or have to take another look to notice the third dimension, whether there is some structure that causes problems. But that has not yet been decided.

"We'll think about what we're doing for the next two days. It is important that it does not go on like this, because the situation is unbearable, especially for him. It's very wavy. Leon is unable to play. Have to go other ways to make sure that he doesn't miss another four to five weeks."

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