Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard came down with a bad ankle injury.
He came down with the injury while training in a session on Sunday and is set to be unavailable for the upcoming Champions League clash with Premier League side Chelsea.
“Bayern will have to manage without Benjamin Pavard for the foreseeable future,“ read a club statement.
“Benjamin Pavard sustained an injury,” head coach Hansi Flick confirmed in a media conference after training on Sunday. “We are not quite sure exactly what happened, we will have to wait for the diagnosis now. We’re not quite sure how long he will be missing, or if he will be missing. We will have to wait and see.”
However, Bayern Munich is in luck, because another defender – Niklas Sule – has recovered from his ankle injury and shall be playing for the first time since October 2019. He has been training extra hours as well.
“I’m very happy with him, with the way he’s training and the intensity he’s training with,” Flick said. “I assume he’s at 100 per cent, we’ve been working on that. During the holiday, he stayed here and worked with our staff, so he is on track.
“He’s missing match practice, but we possibly have the opportunity for him to play against Marseille. We shall see what happens.”