Christopher Nkunku tore a lateral ligament in his left knee while preparing for the World Cup with France. For a long time it was unclear whether the attacker would be ready to play again at the start of the second half of the season against FC Bayern. Now there is certainty.
Nkunku will miss the important duel against the record champions on January 20th. According to Sky information, a mission comes too early. How long the 25-year-old will be absent is still unclear.
Shortly after the injury, RB left open whether Nkunku should have surgery or be treated conservatively. The choice finally fell on the conservative approach without surgical intervention.
The injury was particularly bitter for the French, not only because of the upcoming World Cup. Nkunku has been in top form throughout the 2022 calendar year and it is not for nothing that he leads the scorer list with twelve goals. The fact that he is not available against Bayern hits RB hard.
Apart from the injury, it is questionable how long Nkunku will continue to hunt for goals for Leipzig. Everything is now pointing to a move to Chelsea in the Premier League. The Saxons will probably collect around 60 million euros in the summer.
This article was originally posted on 90min.com/de as Gegen Bayern wieder fit? Decision to use Nkunku already published.