Bayern Munich's bid to get back on track in the Bundesliga has suffered a blow with Mats Hummels ruled out of Saturday's match at Werder Bremen.
Germany defender Hummels has been laid low with a stomach bug and did not travel with the team on Friday after failing to resume training.
The illness kept the centre-back out of the 5-1 thumping of Benfica in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Bayern's domestic form has been less convincing, a rollercoaster 3-3 draw at home to Fortuna Dusseldorf last weekend leaving them winless in three Bundesliga matches.
@matshummels has not flown with the team to Bremen as he has only just recovered from a stomach bug and was unable to complete all the training sessions. #SVWFCB #FCBayern #MiaSanMia pic.twitter.com/tZN8e9E5uC — FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) November 30, 2018
The champions are nine points adrift of leaders Borussia Dortmund and only three ahead of seventh-placed Werder.
Kingsley Coman, Thiago Alcantara and Serge Gnabry are all available to return from injury in good news for under-pressure head coach Niko Kovac.