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Vaccinated 25-Year-Old Footballer Keanu Staude Out For At Least One Month With Myocarditis


25-year-old footballer Keanu Staude is sidelined for at least a month after being diagnosed with myocarditis.

The 1860 Munich midfielder noted he was feeling unwell after his team’s match vs. Viktoria Köln on January 30th.

In November 2021, 1860 Munich club director Günther Gorenzel said his team achieved a 100% COVID inoculation rate.

Bild reported:

In the fight against the corona pandemic, the third division lions are first class!

“We have achieved a 100 percent vaccination rate,” says sports director Günther Gorenzel (50). In contrast to record champions FC Bayern Munich, where players like Joshua Kimmich (see page 11) are still unvaccinated, 1860 is a pioneer with a fully vaccinated team and coaching staff.

How did Gorenzel manage that?

For a long time there were also skeptics at the third division team, it took a lot of convincing.

“It didn’t happen overnight, it was a process. I have had many intensive discussions. I have an open leadership style, I don’t dictate anything from above. You have to take people with you,” says Gorenzel. And he succeeded!

As stated by The COVID World:

Staude played a key role in the 1-0 win against Viktoria Köln on January 30th. However, the former Bielefeld player complained of feeling unwell after the match and was subjected to extensive examination according to club officials. It was later revealed that he had developed inflammation of the heart muscle.

A statement from the club reads in part:

“In order not to take any further risks, Keanu Staude will not be able to do competitive sports for at least four weeks and will therefore not be available to the ‘lions’.”

Director Gorenzel commented:

“Keanu will not be doing any more training for the time being and will only rejoin the team after approval by our medical team.”

Sadly, Staude isn’t the only Munich footballer to suffer from myocarditis.

As Bild mentions:

It is striking: Suddenly three Munich football professionals suffer from heart muscle inflammation: Alphonso Davies (21) from FC Bayern, Keanu Staude (25) from 1860 Munich, Boubacar Barry (25) from Türkgücü Munich.

Because of myocarditis, as the medical term goes, they are all strictly banned from exercising for an indefinite period of time and have to take it easy. According to BILD information, all three have recovered from Corona and/or have been vaccinated.

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