Borussia Mönchengladbach will again be without captain Lars Stindl for several months. The 30-year-old was operated on Saturday on his broken tibia. Stindl had suffered the injury in a violent clash with Matthias Ostrzolek in the first minute of the match at Hannover 96 (0: 1 for Gladbach).
"He has already undergone surgery, I got the message that the tibia has been fixed and now it is time to wish him well for the next few months, when he will probably be out," said sporting director Max Eberl in ZDF's current sports studio.
Coach Dieter Hecking, who is leaving Gladbach after this season, previously called the injury "extremely bitter for Lars." For Stindl it would be the second serious injury within a year. At the end of April 2018, the midfielder suffered a syndesmotic rash and had been absent for almost half a year.