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Goretzka's muscle tear ends season, availability for Euros questionable

By Peter Vice

Leon Goretzka's deployment during Bayern's 6-0 win over Gladbach over the weekend lasted only ten minutes.

As reported by German footballing magazine Kicker on Sunday, the national team starting midfielder suffered a torn muscle fiber in his back thigh. 

The 26-year-old's club season is finished any his availability for the Euros stands in serious jeopardy. 

Leon Goretzka.
Leon Goretzka.Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0

Kicker editor-in-chief Karlheinz Wild reports that the injury that led Leon Goretzka off the pitch on Saturday just ten minutes after he was subbed on is not what one may term a "simple injury". The season is most definitely over. The Euros may come a little soon.

According to Wild's sources in Munich, it could be a "race against time" to see the Joshua Kimmich's preferred midfield partner fit in time for Germany's opening group stage game against France on June 15th.

Goretzka has struggled with two minor injuries this year, causing him to miss three consecutive league fixtures in both December and March. 

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