OFFICIAL: Bayern announce Kimmich will miss the remaining 3 games this year

Chidalu Obiajulu

Joshua Kimmich, German international, is set to miss the remaining three games of this year due to his being unvaccinated with the covid10 vaccine.

The prolific midfielder tested positive for Covid 19 at the end of last month, and had his wages docked for missing games while in self isolation.

The German has now ended his period of quarantine, but is still unable to return to training as he battles with the side effects of the virus, which has taken its toll on the 26-year-old’s body.

With the statement uploaded by FC Bayern Munich official website, Kimmich said: ‘I’m happy my self-isolation caused by the coronavirus has ended.

The midfielder announced to the fans that: “I’m doing very well, but I’m not yet able to train fully due to slight infiltrations in my lungs.

“I’ll therefore do some rehabilitative training and can’t wait to be fully back in action in January.’

In previous occasions the German midfielder had been outspoken about the vaccine, his skepticism fuelled by what he perceived to be a lack of studies. He insists that he is not an anti-vaxxer.

He added also that: “I have concerns about the lack of long-term studies.

“Of course I can take the responsibility of what happened. I follow all hygiene measures and get tested every two to three days. Everyone should make the decision for themselves.”

With the side effects of the virus, the midfielder is to miss the clashes with Mainz, Stuttgart and Wolfsburg before the year ends.

According to Bild, the midfielder was one of five unvaccinated players to have pay docked over their refusal to take up the vaccine.

He might be joined along with Serge Gnabry, Jamal Musiala and Michael Cuisance and Choupo-Moting. Kimmich was told by the club that they would not be paid for every week missed due to self-isolation, either through close contact with a positive test, or through contracting the virus themselves.

FC Bayern Munich have always tried to provide vaccines for their player, so as to avoid catching the Virus.