Gladbach captain Lars Stindl sustained a fracture of the tibia in yesterday’s Bundesliga match vs. Hannover, and will be a long-term absentee.
Lars Stindl’s season has unfortunately come to a premature end, with Gladbach’s captain suffering a severe injury in his first action of yesterday’s match. After just 30 seconds, Stindl collided awkwardly with Hannover’s Matthias Ostrzolek while going for the ball. While the Hannover man was able to play on after brief treatment, Stindl immediately indicated that the coming together had injured his right leg. Supported by team doctor Dr. Ralf Doyscher and physiotherapist Hendrik Schreiber, Stindl was brought inside and then immediately taken to a renowned clinic in Hannover. There he was operated on, with the procedure fortunately going successfully.
“A real loss”
Stindl missed the end of last season due to a tear of the syndesmosis ligament. The injury also cost him a place in the Germany squad at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. “Having to do without Lars for the rest of the season is a real loss for us,” said coach Dieter Hecking. “But it’s extremely tough for Lars especially, sustaining another serious injury yet again. I wish him a swift recovery and hope he gets well soon.”