Defender Alphonso Davies's knee ligament tear on Saturday made Bayern Munich's injury issue worse. Following his injury during a 3-1 victory against Borussia Moenchengladbach at home, Davies was described by Bayern as "set for a spell on the sidelines" in a statement. The team released a statement stating, "Alphonso Davies suffered a ligament strain in his left knee." Before the diagnosis was revealed, head coach Thomas Tuchel stated during the match that he had "no words" for Davies' predicament.
In January, Tuchel said he believed the team was plagued by an injury "jinx".
After hobbling off on Saturday, Davies was substituted with five minutes remaining; club medical staff confirmed the extent of his injury.
With Serge Gnabry, Kingsley Coman, Konrad Laimer, Joshua Kimmich, Dayot Upamecano, and goalie Daniel Peretz now out injured, Bayern is facing a serious injury issue.
Center back Kim Min-jae, who is playing for South Korea in the Asian Cup and will play Jordan in the semifinals on Tuesday, is also absent for the German champions.
Next weekend, Bayern, who have won the Bundesliga 11 times in a row, will visit league leaders Bayer Leverkusen.