Already on Saturday after the final whistle, Adi Hütter spoke of a terrible evening, and at this assessment nothing will have changed on Sunday, when the first examination results of his injured players reached him. At Stefan Lainer, it came as feared: The right-back took an ankle fracture in Leverkusen. He has to be operated. Borussia did not give any indication of the duration of the downtime, but it will be in this type of injury by a monthly break. Lainer had been fouled in the 41st minute at the penalty area. Captain Lars Stindl had shot the following penalty.
Thuram until further notice
At Marcus Thuram and Alassane Plea, medical examinations are not yet completed, the Borussia continued. Whereby obviously is foreseeable that even Thuram has caught heavier, because the striker is not available until further notice. Thuram hurt himself according to Hütter on Saturday night at the side band of the knee. Plea, who was kinked, had to with problems with knee and ankle of the square.
Eberl: We do not want to give Marcus anyway
It remains that the consequences especially the injuries of Thuram and Lainers have on the transfer situation of Borussia. For Thuram, a a request would be present, SportDirector Max Eberl in Leverkusen at Sky – and this is known to come from Inter Milan. Whether the Italians change their transfer plans after the violation of the French must be awaited, which probably depends on the final diagnosis. Well possible, that a change of Thurams is now finally off the table. We do not want to give Marcus anyway, Eberl also emphasized yesterday, while Hütter had declared before the game: He said he was here.
How should Lainers be replaced?
Open also whether one sees himself at Borussia due to the long lainer failure for action on the right-heavy position. The backup is called Joe Scally, but with his 18 years but just foot fits in the Bundesliga. Now the newcomer would have to represent the important Lainer over a period of months. But: the financial resources for further acquisitions are not really available. This would usually have to make money on a sale – for example Denis Zakaria – in the cash register.