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23.08.2016Bundesliga

Bender and Chicharito set to miss Gladbach game

Bayer 04 will have to manage without Lars Bender and Chicharito in Saturday night’s Bundesliga opener away to Borussia Mönchengladbach (18.30 CET).
© Bayer 04 Leverkusen Fussball GmbH

Bayer 04 skipper Bender suffered an ankle injury playing for Germany in the Olympic final against hosts Brazil on Saturday. The extent of the injury was revealed in an MRI scan by team doctor Dr. Burak Yildirim at the Mediapark Clinic in Cologne.

Chicharito broke his right hand falling down the stairs in his flat last night. The Mexican underwent a successful operation performed by professor Bertil Bouillon, senior consultant for emergency surgery at Merheim Clinic. As with Bender, Chicharito will not play at Mönchengladbach with the two players likely to be sidelined for at least two weeks.

© Bayer 04 Leverkusen Fussball GmbH

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