On Monday, the German champions confirmed that the German international player had a thigh injury. It’s a torn muscle in his left thigh.
Goretska was injured in the match against Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday. He was only on the field for ten minutes as a substitute when he had to stop fighting again.
Goretzka will remain on the bench for Bayern Munich’s remaining two matches against SC Freiburg and FC Augsburg. The question is whether the 31-time international will play his first group match with France at the European Championship on June 15 in Munich. According to German media, he is facing a fitness race against time.
Stephen leaves Switzerland
The same European championship passes on the nose of Swiss Renato Steffen. The 29-year-old Wolfsburg midfielder has been sidelined with a serious ankle injury since the start of March. Steffen recently tried to join the group training, but the pain immediately returned. So the international player must finish his season 14 times.
Swiss Renato Stephen
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Stephen also missed the 2016 European Championship in France due to injury. The attacking midfielder is usually a fixture at German striker club Wout Weghorst. Wolfsburg are third in two Bundesliga matches before the end of the competition and head to the UEFA Champions League.
“I am sad that I cannot help Wolfsburg to qualify for the Champions League,” Stephen said. “And the fact that I have to miss the European Championship with Switzerland makes me very sad.” The Swiss play in Group A against Wales, Italy and Turkey.
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