The furious 5: 1 of VfB Stuttgart on the first day of the Bundesliga against SpVgg Greuther Fürth was overshadowed by the serious injury of youngster Mohamed Sankoh.
Less than four minutes after being substituted on, the 17-year-old rushed to the score of 4-0 for VfB in an extremely unhappy attack with the rushed Fürth keeper Sascha Burchert. At the same time, his left foot buckled and he hyperextended his knee.
Sankoh stayed where he was and had to be transported from the field on a stretcher in his second Bundesliga game. VfB sporting director Sven Mislintat later confirmed the fears in view of the bad pictures: “The entire external ligament apparatus is broken. Downtime six months,” said Mislintat at Sky: “We were in shock, the injury is as bad as it looked. “
Coach Pellegrino Matarazzo said: “Of course Mo Sankoh’s injury dampens the mood a bit. We hope the boy can get back on his feet quickly. It will take around six months.”
Last season, Sankoh switched from the youth of Stoke City to the VfB youth. For the secondary exploitation he scored 9 goals in 15 games. Sankoh scored a goal in the 6-0 win last week in the first round match in the DFB Cup against BFC Dynamo. His contract with the Swabians runs until 2023.