Bayern Munich’s defense faces a significant setback as their French central defender, Dayot Upamecano, is set to miss several weeks due to an injury, as reported by Sky Sports. The injury occurred during the seventh matchday of the Bundesliga in a clash against Freiburg when Upamecano suffered damage to his left patellar tendon. According to sources, his recovery period is estimated to span between four to six weeks, during which Bayern will have to manage without the 24-year-old Frenchman. This unfortunate situation also means that Upamecano will not be able to represent the French national team in the matches scheduled for October.
Upamecano’s presence on the field has been pivotal for Bayern Munich this season, with him featuring in ten matches. His impending transfer to Bayern was initially announced in February 2021, and it was set to materialize at the end of the season with a contract extending until 2026. The reported transfer fee for Upamecano’s move to the German giants stood at €40 million, with an additional €2 million bonus.
In the context of the seventh matchday of the German Bundesliga, Bayern Munich was pitted against Freiburg in a high-stakes encounter. Tom Thomas’s team had little room for error, especially on their home turf, as they aimed to secure a victory to prevent Bayer Leverkusen from extending their lead in the league standings.
The absence of Upamecano due to injury will undoubtedly pose challenges for Bayern Munich as they strive to maintain their competitive edge in domestic and international competitions. Fans and football enthusiasts will eagerly await his return to the pitch as the team looks to overcome this setback and continue their pursuit of success in the 2023-2024 season.