Leverkusen's Kruse out for rest of season

Bayer 04 Leverkusen will be without Robbie Kruse for the rest of the season after it was confirmed that the forward has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

Robbie Kruse of Bayer 04 Leverkusen celebrates scoring during their German Bundesliga match with 1. FSV Mainz 05
Robbie Kruse of Bayer 04 Leverkusen celebrates scoring during their German Bundesliga match with 1. FSV Mainz 05 ©AFP/Getty Images

Bayer 04 Leverkusen will have to make do without Robbie Kruse for the rest of the campaign after it was confirmed that the forward has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

Kruse, 25, sustained the knock in training on Friday and scans confirmed the extent of the injury on Saturday which makes the Austrailian international a doubt for the FIFA World Cup. Kruse has made 15 Bundesliga appeareances this term and featured on four occasions as Leverkusen finished second in UEFA Champions League Group A.

Sami Hyypiä's charges take on Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16 with the first leg in Germany on 18 Feburary.