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Bayern Munich left sweating over fitness of Joshua Kimmich after he limped off versus Dortmund

Bayern Munich left sweating over fitness of star man Joshua Kimmich after he limped off in victory at Borussia Dortmund

  • Bayern Munich face an anxious wait regarding the future of Joshua Kimmich 
  • Kimmich limped off in the 35th minute of Bayern’s win v Borussia Dortmund  
  • Germany international had to be helped from the pitch by two members of staff 

Bayern Munich were waiting to discover the extent of Joshua Kimmich’s injury on Saturday after he limped out of their 3-2 win at Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.

The 25-year-old, one of the most consistent performers for the European champions, hurt his right knee as he tripped Erling Haaland to stop the Dortmund striker breaking away in the 35th minute.

Germany international Kimmich, who was booked for the foul, was clearly in a lot of pain and had to be helped from the field by two members of staff. Bayern said he would be examined when they returned to Munich.

Bayern Munich are waiting to discover the extent of midfielder Joshua Kimmich's knee injury

Bayern Munich are waiting to discover the extent of midfielder Joshua Kimmich’s knee injury

‘We’ll have to wait and see. He’s one of our key players in that position. A lay-off wouldn’t be easy to deal with,’ said coach Hansi Flick.

Kimmich is also in Germany’s squad for the Nations League games at home to Ukraine on November 14 and away to Spain three days later.

Kimmich had to be substituted in the 34th minute of Bayern's victory v Borussia Dortmund

Kimmich had to be substituted in the 34th minute of Bayern’s victory v Borussia Dortmund

Hansi Flick admitted it would be difficult if Bayern were without Kimmich for a long time

Hansi Flick admitted it would be difficult if Bayern were without Kimmich for a long time

So far this season Kimmich has made 11 appearances for Bayern, scoring three goals and providing seven assists.

Marco Reus put Dortmund ahead on Saturday but Bayern then took control of the game, with David Alaba, Robert Lewandowski and Leroy Sane scoring before Haaland got a goal back for the hosts.

Bayern are top of the Bundesliga, two points clear of their closest challengers RB Leipzig.  

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