Bayern Munich confirmed that midfielder Leon Goretzka will miss “the next few games” due to a hand injury suffered during their 3-1 victory over Mainz on Saturday. Goretzka, who scored in the match, underwent surgery on Sunday morning, ruling him out for Bayern’s upcoming Champions League clash with Galatasaray and their home match against Darmstadt on Saturday.
Injuries to key players like Serge Gnabry, Noussair Mazraoui, Raphael Guerreiro, and Dayot Upamecano have further stretched Bayern’s squad this season. This injury compounds Bayern’s ongoing injury issues, which include captain Manuel Neuer’s long-term absence, expected to end after 10 months.
Bayern’s manager, Thomas Tuchel, expressed concern about squad depth following the recent transfer window closure and the subsequent injuries to key players, further challenging the team’s performance.