RB Leipzig’s André Silva to miss the DFB Pokal final

RB Leipzig today confirm that André Silva suffered a muscular injury in his left thigh during training and will be out for the foreseeable future, meaning the Portuguese forward will miss their DFB Pokal final against Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

No time scale has been given for Silva’s return, but it’s expected that he will resume training during pre-season, meaning the 27-year-old may miss the start of the 2023/24 season.

Silva has struggled this season with just four goals and four assists in 31 Bundesliga games. Without a goal in the Bundesliga since January, Silva was a candidate for a potential sale with Benfica showing an interest in the former Porto forward.

Since joining RB Leipzig in 2021, Silva has been unable to replicate his Eintracht Frankfurt form that saw him score 45 goals and create 15 in 71 games across all competitions. In Leipzig, Silva has just 26 goals in 95 games, and has created a further 18.

GGFN | Daniel Pinder

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