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Hoffenheim striker Ibisevic could be out

Hoffenheim striker Ibisevic could be out

Vedad Ibisevic, the Bundesliga's leading striker whose 18 goals helped promoted Hoffenheim go to the top of the standings halfway into the championship, has apparent ligament damage in his right knee and could be out for a long time if the injury is confirmed.
Ibisevic was injured during Hoffenheim's 2-0 loss in a friendly in Spain against Bundesliga rival Hamburger SV. Both teams are preparing for the second half of the season, which starts at the end of the month.
"After the initial examinations, which are only preliminary, it seems that the anterior right ligament is partially torn," Hoffenheim coach Ralf Rangnick said Wednesday, speaking from Spain.
Ibisevic will fly to Germany on Thursday to be examined at the university clinic in Heidelberg.
The Bosnian said earlier this week that he was likely to extend his contract with Hoffenheim, which expires at the end of the next season.


Updated : 2021-04-15 19:17 GMT+08:00