Bayern star Kimmich retired after an injury in the classic until...

Bayern star Kimmich retired after an injury in the classic until...
Bayern star Kimmich retired after an injury in the classic until...

Bayern received some bad news as the versatile German international could play in January at the earliest

Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich will be out until 2021 after successful knee surgery.

The 25-year-old had to undergo an operation on his right lateral meniscus after being substituted in the 36th minute of the Bundesliga champions 3-2 win against Dortmund on Saturday.

On Sunday evening Bayern published a statement on their club website that Kimmich would not return from his injury until January.

Kimmich sustained the injury after losing the ball on the center line and desperately trying to get it back from Erling Haaland.

The German international fell awkwardly and hobbled off the field after long treatment with the help of Bayern’s medical staff.

Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic promised the club would step behind their star midfielder during his recovery.

“We are happy that Joshua will probably be available to us again in a few weeks,” said Salihamidzic.

“We will give him the best possible support during his rehab.”

Before Kimmich’s injury diagnosis, Bayern coach Hansi Flick explained how important the former Leipzig player is for his squad.

“He’s an important player for us in this position,” said Flick.

“In addition to his mentality, he also has excellent quality. [His absence] It will be difficult, but we did it against a good Dortmund team today. ”

After a 2-0 win against Arminia Bielefeld, Bayern went to the top together with Dortmund at the beginning of the month. With their victory at Der Klassiker, the defending champions were able to move two points ahead of RB Leipzig and Dortmund one point behind.

Flick’s team will not be back in action until November 21, if they entertain Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga. This is the start of a series of games featuring the league’s challenger Leipzig, as well as Champions League games against Red Bull Salzburg and Atletico Madrid.

Bayern have scored an unbelievable 27 goals in seven Bundesliga games so far, 12 more than any other club in the division.

Bayern are currently experiencing a golden era. The giants currently hold the Champions League trophy and win the last eight Bundesliga titles one after the other.

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