Bayern Munich is waiting on news of a potential injury to goalkeeper Sven Ulreich, who is being assessed at a hospital in Doha, Qatar.
Ulreich left training early with a suspected injury to the middle finger on his right hand, but sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic believes that he will be fine for when the Bundesliga restarts.
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The 29-year-old has been Bayern’s first-choice goalkeeper this year, with Manuel Neuer being out since April with a foot fracture initially suffered during a Champions League game against La Liga side Real Madrid.
Tom Starke is the only other experienced goalkeeper currently at the defending league champions. The 33-year-old came out of retirement in the summer to help Bayern with their goalkeeper issue.
Bayern Munich currently sit top of the Bundesliga table eight points clear of Schalke 04. They will face Bayer Leverkusen away from home on Jan 12.