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Bayern expect Boateng to be fit for Bundesliga opener

Bayern expect Boateng to be fit for Bundesliga opener

The centre-back picked up a thigh problem during the European Championship defeat to Didier Deschamps’s men but should be available for the clash with Werder Bremen

Bayern expect Boateng to be fit for Bundesliga opener

Bayern Munich expect Jerome Boateng to be fit for the new Bundesliga season after confirming he sustained a thigh injury in Germany’s Euro 2016 semi-final defeat to France.

Boateng pulled up injured in the second half of the 2-0 defeat to Les Bleus and it was initially feared the centre-back would be missing by the time the champions face Werder Bremen in their season-opener on August 26.

However, the Bavarians – who will be coached by Carlo Ancelotti this season – are confident the 27-year-old will be ready in time to feature.Bayern Munich expect Jerome Boateng to be fit for the new Bundesliga season after confirming he sustained a thigh injury in Germany’s Euro 2016 semi-final defeat to France.

“A thorough examination following his return to Munich has confirmed the initial diagnosis: Boateng sustained a ruptured muscle bundle in his right thigh against France,” a statement on Bayern’s official website reads.

“However, the centre-back will be fit for the season opener.”

Boateng made just 19 Bundesliga appearances last campaign as he missed the majority of the second half of the season due to a muscular problem.

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