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Bayern Munich's Leroy Sane still not ready to return following latest knee injury


Bayern Munich winger Leroy Sane’s recovery from his latest knee injury ‘looks very good’ but coach Hansi Flick has refused to say when the former Manchester City star will return to first-team action

  • Leroy Sane missed most of Manchester City ‘s 2019-20 season with knee injury
  • Winger sustained an injury to the same knee in Bayern’s defeat by Hoffenheim
  • Hansi Flick hoped the forward would return to league and cup action this week 
  • Sane is back in training but may not appear for the first-team until October 31 

Bayern Munich winger Leroy Sane is making progress after he suffered a further injury to his troublesome knee, but coach Hansi Flick has declined to set a date for his return.

The German international missed almost the entire 2019-20 campaign for former club Manchester City following knee surgery after tearing a cruciate ligament in the 2019 Community Shield win over Liverpool.

Sane, who signed a five-year contract with the German champions in July, was side-lined again after his side’s shock 4-1 defeat away to Hoffenheim on September 27.

Leroy Sane returned to training after a two-week lay-off following a further injury to his knee

Leroy Sane returned to training after a two-week lay-off following a further injury to his knee

Sane is not expected to be fit to make an immediate return to the Bayern Munich first team

Sane is not expected to be fit to make an immediate return to the Bayern Munich first team

Flick later revealed that the 24-year-old’s problem was a ‘capsule injury’ on the same knee, saying he hoped Sane would be fit within two weeks, following the international break.

However, the £37 million signing has recovered more slowly than hoped and he missed Bayern’s German cup victory over FC Duren on Thursday and is unlikely to make Saturday’s league clash with Arminia Bielefeld or the opening fixture of the club’s European Cup defence against Atletico Madrid.

‘I can’t say when it will be exactly,’ the coach said on his player’s return following Bayern’s 3-0 cup win, as reported by Goal.com. ‘It looks very good. He’s doing training sessions.’

Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick has not given a date for Sane's return to first-team action

Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick has not given a date for Sane’s return to first-team action

Sane has made a good start to his Bayern Munich career, scoring one and making two goals

Sane has made a good start to his Bayern Munich career, scoring one and making two goals

Sane returned to training on October 9.

The talented star has made a promising start since arriving in Munich. He has scored one goal and contributed two assists in his first three appearances for the German champions.

Following his latest injury, Sane has missed Bayern’s German Supercup win over Borussia Dortmund, their 4-3 victory over Hertha Berlin and the FC Duren success.

The Bavarians will now be targeting a return date for Sane of October 31, when the champions travel to Cologne. 

Sane was substituted during the German champions' surprising  4-1 defeat to Hoffenheim

Sane was substituted during the German champions’ surprising  4-1 defeat to Hoffenheim

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