By Peter Weis@PeterVicey

Choupo lost for the year?

FC Bayern München head-coach Thomas Tuchel will have some probing questions to answer at his press conference later today. Journalist Maximilian Koch of the local Münchener Abendzeitung reports that striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting may actually be lost for the season.
Recurrent knee issues have prevented Bayern striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting from maintaining match fitness in recent weeks. The 34-year-old has appeared in just two of his side's last six league fixtures. When playing against Dortmund (league), Freiburg (Pokal), and Manchester City (Champions' League), the attacker hasn't looked anywhere near like himself.

Maximilian Koch of the Münchener Abendzeitung reports that, after yet another squad training session during which Choupo was unable to compete, the German record champions may be preparing to pull the plug. Attempts to reintegrate the squad's second-leading goal-scorer into training over the last weeks have only interfered with his healing process.

A longer break may do the center forward - who has signed on for another year in Bavaria - much better good. FCH head-coach Thomas Tuchel is expected to provide further injury updates on the Hamburg-native at a matchday 31 pre-match presser scheduled to be held later today.

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