Per new report from Bild, Leon Goretzka will not require surgery to repair his persistent patellar tendon injury.
Bayern Munich are without Leon Goretzka ever since the victory against Borussia Dortmund in December.
He missed the remaining four games in the same month and remained on the sidelines after the winter break.
However, there is a significant and crucial development on his injury. Leon Goretzka will not require surgery to repair his persistent patellar tendon injury according to Bild’s report.
It was originally feared last week and over the weekend that Bayern Munich’s number 8 would need an operation on his knee, which would result in a considerable spell on the sidelines during his recovery process.
Ahead match against Borussia Monchengladbach, Nagelsmann had provided an update on Goretzka, confirming that he was in Innsbruck to have his patellar tendon more closely examined.
“It is important that it doesn’t go on like this, because the condition is particularly unbearable for him.
We now have to go other ways to be sure that he won’t be out for another four to five weeks,” said Nagelsmann.
“We have sent the pictures to the specialist in Innsbruck and will do another examination and then decide what to do with the knee: whether to try conservatively or take another look I have to, in order to notice the third dimension, whether there is any structure that causes problems.”
With this news coming out of Innsbruck, Nagelsmann can revel in the fact that he won’t be without Goretzka long term, but he still probably will not feature against FC Köln and likely won’t feature for the rest of January.
He had a targeted return date of February 5th’s clash against RB Leipzig, but it remains to be seen whether or not that is still a realistic goal.
Julian Nagelsmann will be hoping that Goretzka is completely by the time Champions League resumes in February.
The German international plays a big role in the current squad. After operating as a number ten during his debut season, Goretzka now plays as number six or eight for the Bavarian club.
The departure of Thiago in 2020 made sure that Goretzka gets consistent playing time in the center of the park.
Goretzka’s versatility and commendable work rate make him a valuable asset to Nagelsmann’s team.
The German international’s consistency in the past few seasons was rewarded by the club with a new long-term deal at the start of the current campaign.
Leon Goretzka has formed a great partnership with Joshua Kimmich in the midfield with the Bavarian faithful hoping that both of them remain injury-free for the rest of the season.