Ahead of this past weekend’s match against Freiburg, Bobby Wood was suddenly removed from the Hamburg lineup due to a pre-game injury.
Luckily for Hamburg, and the U.S. Men’s National Team, that injury doesn’t appear to be too serious.
According to reports out of Germany, Wood’s thigh injury likely isn’t one that will keep him out for a significant period of time. The forward is reportedly day-to-day and could return to face Bayern Munich this upcoming weekend.
Prior to this weekend’s match, Wood suffered what Hamburg coach Markus Gisdol called “a stab” in his thigh and the decision was made to removed him from the squad as a precaution.
“It does not seem to be anything quite serious,” Gisdol said after the 2-2 draw. “But it would be too early now to give a prediction as to whether it will be enough for the match in Munich. We assume that we will see more clearly in a few days.”
Wood’s injury ended up creating confusion, as Hamburg players were left to decide who would take a penalty kick with the Wood, the designated penalty taker, absent.
Hamburg returns to action Saturday for a visit to the Allianz Arena.