RB Leipzig 20.3.18
Keita pulls out of Guinea friendly
Naby Keita has pulled out of the Guinea squad with a lower back injury and the flu. Keita, who will join Liverpool in the summer, was substituted 68 minutes into RB Leipzig's 2-1 win over Bayern Munich on Sunday. The midfielder put in a man-of-the-match performance as Leipzig inflicted a first defeat on Bayern after they went unbeaten for 18 consecutive games.
Reus and Zagadou to miss out
Borussia Dortmund will be without Marco Reus and Dan-Axel Zagadou in the home game against Hannover 96. Reus has been suffering from muscular problems since the match in Salzburg. Zagadou sustained a thigh injury in that Europa League clash and will be unavailable for several weeks.
Thiago injury "not serious"
The injury Thiago Alcantara suffered against Besiktas in the Champions League is not thought to be serious, according to Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes. The Spain international scored Bayern's opening goal in a 3-1 victory. But Thiago, restricted to nine Bundesliga starts this season due to various injuries, limped out of the action before half-time after appearing to take a blow to his foot.
"Thiago has signalled that he felt pain under the sole of his foot," Heynckes said. "We have to wait for the investigations tomorrow, but I do not think it's that serious." Thiago himself indicated in a social media post the problem is not likely to rule him out of action for an extended period.
Mehmedi ruled out for several weeks
Wolfsburg will be without the services of Admir Mehmedi for several weeks. The attacker has suffered a tear to the Lisfranc ligament, a ligament in the midfoot area. He originally bruised his foot before the game against Bayern last month. Such injuries are rare and the Swiss international will undergo surgery on the foot this afternoon.
Tolisso injury update
Bayern midfielder Corentin Tolisso suffered severe bruising to his right shin just above the ankle in the Bundesliga game against Hamburg following a collision with Vasilije Janjicic. The France international came off the bench for the second half against HSV but had to be substituted on 65 minutes. Tolisso will now undergo intensive treatment.
James Rodriguez returns to training
Bayern Munich attacker James Rodriguez has taken the next step in his recovery from injury by returning to training on Tuesday. The 26-year-old sustained what was described as "a minor complaint in his left calf muscle" in the Champions League round of 16 first-leg tie at home to Besiktas on 20 February. He has been absent ever since, missing Bayern's subsequent games against Hertha Berlin and Freiburg.
McKennie returns from injury
Weston McKennie returned to Schalke's matchday squad for the visit of Hertha Berlin on Saturday, following injury. The 19-year-old USA international suffered a partial rupture to the medial collateral ligament in his right knee during the Matchday 19 draw with Hannover, and missed the Royal Blues' next five Bundesliga outings as a result. McKennie, enjoying his breakthrough campaign in the Bundesliga, has made 17 first-team appearances in all competitions for Schalke so far this season.
Coman out for 'several weeks' after ankle surgery
Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman is expected to miss the rest of the season after surgery on his ankle. The 21-year-old was hurt in a collision with Mathew Leckie during the Bundesliga leaders' 0-0 draw with Hertha Berlin on Saturday. Head coach Jupp Heynckes said afterwards Coman had avoided ligament damage and hoped the problem would not prove to be serious. However, the club confirmed on Monday the France international has had to have an operation that could cause him to sit out the rest of 2017-18.
Coman set for tests on ankle complaint
Kingsley Coman will remain under medical observation over the coming days after Bayern Munich's attacker sustained an ankle injury during his team's scoreless draw against Hertha Berlin. The 21-year-old suffered the knock following a collision with Hertha's Matthew Leckie. Coman had only entered the action as a 68th minute substitute for Franck Ribery. It remains to be seen whether or not he will be fit to face Freiburg at the Schwarzwald-Stadion next Sunday.
Bayern give James injury update
Bayern Munich playmaker James Rodriguez left yesterday's match against Besiktas with an apparent injury, but will only be sidelined for a few days. The Colombian made his way to the sidelines a few minutes after taking a wayward shot from Thomas Muller straight to the face. It was later revealed, though, that James didn't leave the match due to Muller's poorly-placed shot. He was removed from the fray as a precautionary measure. The player felt tightness in his calf, and his manager didn't want to risk anything. Although he's likely to recover before Bayern's match against Hertha Berlin this weekend, it's unlikely he'll make the starting XI.
RB Leipzig 21.2.18
Keita to miss Napoli game
Midfielder Naby Keita will miss RB Leipzig's Europa League home match against Napoli with a thigh muscle strain. The Guinea international suffered the injury during Monday's 2-1 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt and was taken off in the second half. Keita could now face a race to return for the match against rock-bottom Koln on Sunday, but should be available when Leipzig host Borussia Dortmund on March 3.
James Rodriguez to undergo tests on calf injury
Bayern Munich midfielder James Rodriguez could be facing a spell on the sidelines after hurting his calf in their UEFA Champions League win over Besiktas on Tuesday. James was replaced by Arjen Robben in the 44th minute, directly after Thomas Muller had set the German champions on their way to a thumping 5-0 win. "He felt his calf stiffen up," Bayern boss Jupp Heynckes said after the game. "He'll be checked over further tomorrow."