This news really hurts Mainz 05!
What BILD Montag had already feared is now a fact: Moussa Niakhaté (25) is out longer.
A four to six week break for the French!
The captain had to go out in the 2-0 in Hoffenheim after 33 minutes: Intensive examinations in the Mainz University Clinic now diagnosed a “structural muscle injury in the left thigh”, as the club announced on Tuesday lunchtime.
The very first alternative to replace Niakhaté is, as in Hoffenheim, Alexander Hack (28). But Austrian talent David Nemeth (20) can now also hope for his first Bundesliga appearance.