Bayern Munich forward Thomas Müller is a doubt for Saturday’s Matchday 22 clash with Schalke at the Allianz Arena after bruising his thigh in Tuesday’s commanding win over Paderborn in the DFB Cup quarter-finals.

Müller collided with Paderborn goalkeeper Michael Ratajczak in the build-up to Bayern’s opening goal at the Benteler-Arena, scored by Kingsley Coman in the 19th minute. Instead of celebrating, the France winger rushed to check on Müller, who was clutching his thigh and appeared to be in some discomfort. The Germany forward eventually made way for Corentin Tolisso on 32 minutes, and the former Lyon man was also on target as Bayern swept to a 6-0 win.

Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes later confirmed that Müller had bruised his thigh, indicating that the No.25 had asked to be replaced after realising he could no longer play at 100 per cent. It’s the second time Müller has been sidelined with injury this season, after a muscle tear sustained at Hamburg on Matchday 9 kept him out for six weeks.

After hosting the Royal Blues on Saturday, Bayern travel to Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga a week later, before entertaining Turkish champions Besiktas in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League last 16 tie on Tuesday 20 February.

Tweet: The medical staff took good care of me after my substitution and I’ll be back in action soon. No worries!! Thanks to the many of you who wished me a speedy recovery! #SCPFCB #fcbayern #injury #esmuellert

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