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Schalke's Kolasinac out for six weeks

Published: Wednesday 21 August 2013, 10.22CET
FC Schalke 04 defender Sead Kolasinac will be out for up to six weeks after tearing hamstring muscles, meaning he misses the play-off against PAOK FC starting on Wednesday.
Schalke's Kolasinac out for six weeks
Sead Kolasinac became a regular in his first Bundesliga season ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Wednesday 21 August 2013, 10.22CET

Schalke's Kolasinac out for six weeks

FC Schalke 04 defender Sead Kolasinac will be out for up to six weeks after tearing hamstring muscles, meaning he misses the play-off against PAOK FC starting on Wednesday.

FC Schalke 04 defender Sead Kolasinac will be out for up to six weeks after he suffered a hamstring injury.

Already out for the majority of pre-season due to muscular problems in his thigh, Kolasinac confirmed he has now suffered torn muscles. The injury not only rules him out for the UEFA Champions League play-off against PAOK FC on Wednesday and next Tuesday, but also means he will miss Schalke's first group game either in this competition or the UEFA Europa League.

The 20-year-old made his Bundesliga debut in September 2012 before making his first appearance in the UEFA Champions League against Montpellier Hérault SC a few weeks later. He became a regular throughout the second half of last season and was part of Germany's squad during the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Israel this summer, although he did not feature.

Last updated: 05/09/13 13.42CET

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