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Bayern Munich handed major injury blow ahead of Leipzig clash

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The Bavarians will have to play without one of their best forwards for at least a month.

Bayern Munich winger Serge Gnabry will reportedly stay out of action for four to six weeks after breaking his forearm.

The German international started for Bayern when they faced Preussen Munster in the DFB-Pokal earlier this week. However, had to leave the pitch in pain just 11 minutes into the match.

The Bavarians ended up beating their opponents 4-0, reaching the cup’s second round. But they will have to deal with the absence of a key player for the next few weeks.

According to German outlet Bild, Gnabry will miss Germany’s upcoming matches against the USA and Mexico, their first fixtures under Julian Nagelsmann.

If the rehab process takes six weeks (worst case scenario), Gnabry could be back for Bayern’s Bundesliga match against Dortmund on November 4.

Following a challenging 2022-23 campaign, Gnabry looked to slowly regain his best form in recent weeks. But he will now have to stay sidelined for several weeks as Bayern prepare for several crucial matches.

The Bavarians will travel to Leipzig for their next Bundesliga fixture on Saturday before meeting Copenhagen in the Champions League three days later. The Bavarians’ next UCL match will be another away fixture against Galatasaray on October 24.