Positive corona test: what Bayern professional Kimmich is now facing

Joshua Kimmich is vaccinated against Corona. The football professional from FC Bayern Munich will soon be considered recovered, and the emotional debate about his vaccination status should subside a little – at least until Kimmich is faced with the decision for or against the corona vaccination again. This is how it continues for the 26-year-old:

Freitesten: Joshua Kimmich is not vaccinated. If the disease progresses asymptomatic, he can end the isolation no earlier than 14 days after the first detection of the pathogen. A negative PCR or antigen test is necessary for this. FC Bayern will have to do without its midfield director not only in the home game against Arminia Bielefeld on Saturday (6.30 p.m. in the FAZ live ticker for the Bundesliga and on Sky), but also in the Bundesliga classic in Dortmund on December 4th. Kimmich could return to the Champions League game against FC Barcelona on December 8, provided that he does not show any symptoms in isolation. In such a case, the Bayern professional can test himself free for at least 48 hours at the earliest 14 days after the onset of symptoms and freedom from symptoms.

Recovered Status: The national player is not considered to have recovered immediately after the end of the quarantine. His positive PCR test must be at least 28 days ago and there must be no more symptoms. Kimmich has recovered status shortly before Christmas at the earliest – when the Bundesliga is taking a winter break.

Corona vaccination: Despite the infection, Kimmich cannot avoid the Corona-Piks in the long run if he wants to belong to the group of those who have been vaccinated and recovered. Because if the infection was detected more than six months ago, the Bayern professional is no longer considered to have recovered. Then the Robert Koch Institute recommends a vaccine dose. At the end of May, the debate about Germany’s most famous unvaccinated people could arise again. However, national coach Hansi Flick recently reported from a personal conversation with Kimmich, according to which his tendency to vaccinate.

Not an issue for Bielefeld

Meanwhile, Arminia Bielefeld’s coach Frank Kramer does not want to be distracted by the failure of the national player Kimmich before the guest appearance at FC Bayern. “We focus on the players who are there. That’s four world champions and nine Champions League winners, ”said Kramer on Thursday about the FC Bayern staff, who will be missing Kimmich as a result of a positive corona test. The so far unvaccinated 26-year-old is, according to the record champions, in domestic isolation.

Bielefeld last scored points in the 2-2 draw against VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga and played a long time convincing game. Kramer wants to build on this in Munich and is building on a good performance by his team. “If we play a good game and the opponent does an even better one, that’s okay anyway,” said the coach. In training, he focused on the game of transition: “We have to stand well defensively and be very precise. We have to get in front of the opposing goal quickly and decisively with the ball. “

In Munich, Kramer is planning with Patrick Wimmer. The 20-year-old midfielder recently had problems with his face mask after a head injury and had to be substituted for Wolfsburg. Defender Lennart Czyborra is missing after an operation on the appendix.

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