Fortuna Düsseldorf: Finally everyone fit again for vacation! | Sports

Only 7th place after the first half of the season and seven points away from Heidenheim in 3rd place. A disappointment for Fortuna, whose squad is one of the best in the 2nd division.

The main reason for the deficit: Many injured regular players weakened the team coached by Daniel Thioune (48) almost consistently. Until now…

Matching the holidays – Fortuna fit at last!

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Next Sunday, Thioune sends its players on winter vacation until January 2, 2023. And on time (almost) everyone is fit!

Daniel Ginczek (31/ only 6 games this season due to a torn tendon) is already doing individual training again and will return after the holidays. Then – as of now – only Nicolas Gavory (27/torn tendon) is missing.

Captain Andre Hoffmann (29/only 8 games due to a muscle injury), Jordy de Wijs (27/only 8 games due to a broken rib), Benjamin Böckle (20/only 3 appearances after a muscle injury), Matthias Zimmermann (30/only 12 appearances due to a torn ligament), Takachi Uschino (20/only 1 appearance due to a syndesmosis ligament rupture), Jorrit Hendrix (27/3 games missed due to an internal ligament rupture) and Rouwen Hennings (35/missing 3 games) – the absentee list was long at times.

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That set Fortuna back decisively. Now it’s uphill again. If Thioune gets the rudder torn around with a complete squad, Düsseldorf can still have a serious say in the promotion fight in 2023…

Tanaka on the bench

In the sensational 2-1 win over Germany, Fortuna’s Japanese Ao Tanaka (24) was still in the starting XI at the World Cup. In the surprising 1-0 draw against Costa Rica, the man from Düsseldorf sat on the bench the whole time.