Bayern Munich’s defender Matthijs de Ligt is making progress in his recovery from a knee injury that sidelined him for a month.
Progress in Recovery
Bayern Munich’s defender Matthijs de Ligt is making progress in his recovery from a right knee injury that kept him out for the majority of the last month. The club announced that de Ligt participated in an individual training session on Monday morning, indicating his return to the field is imminent.
The right knee injury, which occurred on Nov. 1 during a match against Saarbruecken, resulted in a torn knee ligament for de Ligt. This raised concerns about the possibility of a prolonged absence from the first-team squad, as Bayern Munich currently has only two other central defenders, Kim Min-jae and Dayot Upamecano.
Despite de Ligt’s absence, Bayern Munich has secured victory in all four games, with Kim and Upamecano forming the central defensive partnership. Notably, they clinched a 4-0 win over Borussia Dortmund. The team is set to face Copenhagen in the upcoming Champions League match on Wednesday.
Impact on National Team
In addition to missing club matches, de Ligt’s injury also prevented his participation in the Netherlands’ European Championship qualifying matches against Ireland and Gibraltar.