Werder Bremen could be without defender Omer Toprak after he picked up an injury during the side’s 3-2 Bundesliga defeat at Hoffenheim on Saturday.
The 30-year-old Turkey international centre-back only joined Werder from Borussia Dortmund on a season-long loan earlier this month, but he was forced off after just 17 minutes and already looks a doubt for next week’s clash against FC Augsburg.
Afterwards, coach Florian Kohfeldt said: “I’ve got the feeling that they could be hurt getting off the bus at the moment. We’re at our limit injury-wise. Our squad is strong, but what we can’t absorb is losing three of our back four.”
Werder looked like snatching a point thanks to Yuya Osako’s 81st minute equaliser only for Pavel Kaderabek to grab the winner for Hoffenheim three minutes from time.
Kohfeldt added: “I’ll say it again. We’re on the right track. We had a strong game away from home, but in the end, we’ve conceded two goals from set pieces and that just can’t happen. “The team showed their morale, effort and fight but a lot of things are going against us at the moment.”11 BUSINESS NUGGETS FROM SUPER EAGLES BRONZE MEDAL TRIUMPH. The content of this ebook will propel you above your competition. DOWNLOAD NOW!!!