VfL Bochum 1848 will have to do without Simon Zoller for an unconfirmed length of time. The attacker suffered an injury in training, which after a thorough examination turned out to be a cruciate ligament tear in his left knee. Zoller will undergo surgery shortly and then begin rehab.

"Of course, this is very bitter," said VfL Director of Sport, Sebastian Schindzielorz. "Simon is an essential factor in our game and has also been in very good form this season. We wish him all the strength, and we will support him as best we can and are already looking forward to his return."