Banovic blow for Bremen

SV Werder Bremen coach Thomas Schaaf has lost Ivica Banovic for two months.

SV Werder Bremen will be without Ivica Banovic for two months after a shoulder operation today.

Successful operation
The 22-year-old Croatian midfield player suffered a dislocation in Sunday's 2-1 victory in the 1. Bundesliga match against Hamburger SV. The operation, carried out in Heidelberg, was a success.
Damaged ligaments
"The surgeon has pointed out that the front ligaments of his shoulder are heavily damaged," Bremen coach Thomas Schaaf said. Banovic is the second player in the squad to succumb to a serious injury this season, after new signing Manuel Friedrich suffered a cruciate ligament injury.