Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach will have to do without defender Stefan Lainer in the long term. As feared, the Austrian international suffered a broken ankle on Saturday evening at 0: 4 (0: 2) at Bayer Leverkusen. Borussia confirmed this on Sunday after further investigations.
Leverkusen’s new signing Mitchel Bakker had straddled right-back Lainer from behind in the legs shortly before the end of the first half, after which Lainer had to be replaced. According to video evidence, there had been a penalty for the Gladbacher, but Lars Stindl failed because of Bayer goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky.
In addition, Hütter had to replace striker Marcus Thuram (suspected torn ligament), Matthias Ginter (cold) and Alassane Plea (knee). Ramy Bensebaini had to be treated longer on the pitch after the final whistle.