This is a hard blow for the BVB in the fight for the shield: defender Achraf Hakimi (20) is out until the end of the season, even under the knife!
The loan from Real Madrid broke (2: 0) the right metatarsal against Wolfsburg, will be operated in the next few days in the Spanish capital.
Defender Abdou Diallo (22) also threatens a longer break.
Before Saturday's game at Bayern, concerns about defender Lucien Favre (61) are increasing.
Right-back Lukasz Piszczek (33 / jump problems) is scheduled to return to training after an eight-week break. But a task at the summit meeting in Munich is likely to arrive very soon after the training gap.
Manager Michael Zorc (56): "For Hakimi, the season was good, I'm sorry for him and for us," said Abdou, "we have to wait and see how long he will be gone now."
Means to Favre: He has to rebuild his chain of four again.
The most likely variant: former captain Marcel Schmelzer (31) is Bayern's left-back. But also Raphael Guerreiro (25) could take the position.