Borussia Mönchengladbach will probably have to do without defender Stefan Lainer in the long term. Lainer probably suffered a broken ankle on Saturday evening at 0: 4 (0: 2) at Bayer Leverkusen. Gladbach’s coach Adi Hütter announced this first suspicion at the press conference after the game.
Leverkusen’s new signing Mitchel Bakker had straddled Lainer’s legs from behind shortly before the end of the first half, and Lainer had to be replaced.
Gladbach manager Max Eberl commented on the bitter evening as follows: “Today everything went wrong that can go wrong. Our performance was not good. Everything around did the rest.”
Regarding Lainer’s injury, Eberl said: “I think it was a very bad foul. There are days when you would have preferred to stay at home.”
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.
“A sobering day for us – in two ways,” concluded Hütter.