Bayern Munich and Morocco's defender Noussair Mazraoui will take some time from football after being diagnosed with an inflammation of heart tissue.
The defender was part of the Moroccan team that made history at the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup. He missed the Quater-final game of the competition after contracting Covid-19. However, he played the first 45 minutes of the semifinal game against France.
However, he had medical tests upon his return to Bayern, it was revealed that Mazraoui's pericardium which is a protective, fluid-filled sac that surrounds the heart and helps it function has become inflamed.
Bayern released a statement on its official website on Friday, January 6th, 2023 confirming that the 25-year-old will not travel with the team to Doha for a training camp.
Noussair Mazraoui is out initially after a Covid infection. A follow-up examination in Munich after the World Cup tournament revealed a mild inflammation of the pericardium, which the defender will now cure.
It is reported in Germany that he will be out for at least six weeks