Season over for Schalke's Aogo

FC Schalke 04 will be without Dennis Aogo for their decisive Group E game with FC Basel 1893 and the remainder of the season after the defender tore knee ligaments in training.

Alexandru Chipciu of FC Steaua Bucureşti in action with Dennis Aogo (R) of FC Schalke 04 during their UEFA Champions League group stage match
Alexandru Chipciu of FC Steaua Bucureşti in action with Dennis Aogo (R) of FC Schalke 04 during their UEFA Champions League group stage match ©AFP/Getty Images

FC Schalke 04 have suffered another injury setback with the news that defender Dennis Aogo will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.

The German international, who has missed just 12 minutes of UEFA Champions League action this term, suffered tears in his cruciate and medial ligaments in a training session ahead of their Bundesliga game against VfB Stuttgart on Saturday.

It is the latest blow for coach Jens Keller, who was without the services of Marco Höger, Kyriakos Papadopoulos and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar for the goalless draw at FC Steaua Bucureşti on Tuesday, while Chinedu Obasi made his first appearance since March in that match. Jefferson Farfán (groin) and Kevin-Prince Boateng (knee) have also been forced to sit out games in recent weeks due to nagging injuries.

Schalke must win their final Group E contest at home to FC Basel 1893 on matchday six to qualify for the knockout stages.