Sick Perisic misses Bayern Munich trip to Paderborn

By Timothy Abraham 27 September 2019 18
Sick Perisic misses Bayern Munich trip to Paderborn

Bayern Munich midfielder Ivan Perisic has been ruled out of the Bundesliga clash at Paderborn on Saturday through illness.

The 30-year-old Croatia international missed training on Friday because of flu and will be unavailable, the club announced.

Perisic has scored two goals in three Bundesliga appearances for Bayern since he joined on a season-long loan deal from Italian club Inter.

Bayern head coach Niko Kovac will again be without midfielder Leon Goretzka, 24, as he recovers from a thigh injury, but 27-year-old defender David Alaba could be involved after he returned to training following a hamstring problem.

Kovac said: "Leon still needs some time, I think he'll only be fully available after the next international break. David is looking good, but we see how it works out."

Promising 19-year-old striker Jann-Fiete Arp, signed from Hamburg in July and yet to feature in a competitive match for Bayern, faces a spell on the sidelines after he sustained a broken wrist in training.

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