Bayern Munich are set to be without defender Joshua Kimmich until the new year after he had surgery on a knee injury.
The German suffered the problem in the weekend’s 3-2 win against Klassiker rivals Borussia Dortmund, being withdrawn in the 36th minute of the game.
His injury was then revealed as a knee meniscus problem, one which required surgery. Hasan Salihamidzic, a board member at the Allianz Arena, has revealed that whilst Kimmich is set to be out until January, he is optimistic on the player’s recovery.
He said: “We’re glad that Joshua (Kimmich) will probably be available again in a matter of weeks.
“We’ll support him in his rehabilitation as best we can.”
His recovery time will mean that he will miss all of Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga matches up until Christmas, as well as their remaining UEFA Champions League group stage clashes.
In his absence, Bayern still managed to beat their great rivals Borussia Dortmund and extended their advantage at the top of the table to two points ahead of current nearest challengers RB Leipzig.
Hansi Flick’s troops will look to continue their excellent start to the campaign after the international break against Werder Bremen. The Bavarians sit at a price of 1/8 with William Hill at this early stage to earn a victory.