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Schalke suffer Hoogland setback

Published: Tuesday 16 August 2005, 15.27CET
FC Schalke 04's young defender Tim Hoogland has been ruled out for six weeks after tearing a knee ligament.

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Published: Tuesday 16 August 2005, 15.27CET

Schalke suffer Hoogland setback

FC Schalke 04's young defender Tim Hoogland has been ruled out for six weeks after tearing a knee ligament.
FC Schalke 04 will begin their maiden UEFA Champions League campaign without Tim Hoogland after the defender was ruled out for six weeks with a torn knee ligament.

Three appearances
The 20-year-old suffered the setback playing for the club's second string against VfB Fichte Bielefeld last weekend. The injury is a blow for the German youngster, who made three Bundesliga appearances last season as Ralf Rangnick's side claimed second place behind FC Bayern München.

Six-week lay-off
Hoogland may now be unable to add to that statistic until the end of September, leaving him doubtful for Schalke's first two group games in the Champions League.

Last updated: 16/08/05 17.36CET

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