At least TSG coach Sebastian Hoeneß can rely on his top scorer for the match in Fürth. Time is running out for others
On Wednesday, Sebastian Rudy, Jacob Bruun Larsen and Christoph Baumgartner, who have been absent at short notice due to muscular problems, were also unable to train with their colleagues, so it is likely to be tight for the trio for Saturday’s game at bottom side Fürth. Baumgartner, in particular, is probably struggling with an injury that forced him to take a break at the beginning of October.
Back then, the Austrian not only missed the away match in Stuttgart (1:3), but also the international matches on the Faroe Islands (2:0) and in Denmark (0:1) Most recently, the 22-year-old, who had already returned to the national team, also had to miss the games against Israel (4:2) and Moldova (4:1).
According to reports, the muscle called hip flexor after its function is causing problems. It is not an easy region to reach from the outside. The muscle originates at the rear of the lumbar spine, runs across the pelvis and attaches to the inside of the thigh. It remains to be seen whether Baumgartner will make it back into the squad as early as this weekend.
Kramaric is a candidate for the starting eleven again
In contrast, things are looking good for Andrej Kramaric. The Hoffenheim top scorer, who took a precautionary break from training and matches against Leipzig due to a head injury suffered in the international match with Croatia against Russia, was able to resume training and should also be a candidate for the starting eleven again in Fürth.
Marco John is also back in training. The 19-year-old homegrown player suffered a shoulder injury in training ten weeks ago and now has to make up for lost time in training.