Soccer – Freiburg im Breisgau:Freiburg’s Haberer is missing: injury more severe than known

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Janik Haberer gestures. Photo: Uwe Anspach / dpa / archive image (Photo: dpa)

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Freiburg (AP) – Professional soccer player Janik Haberer from SC Freiburg was injured more severely than initially known and will be out for a few more weeks. The midfielder, who was willing to change in the summer, suffered a broken fibula and a syndesmosis tear at the end of the previous Bundesliga season, as the club only now reported. “At the player’s request, this was not communicated,” said SC press spokesman Sascha Glunk two days before the home game against Werder Bremen on Saturday (3:30 p.m. / Sky). At first there was only talk of an ankle injury.

Haberer now has to undergo another operation to remove an inserted plate and will return to the club in three to four weeks at the earliest. He would then be back “when he is fit and healthy, part of the team,” said SC coach Christian Streich on Thursday.

For the Werder game, Freiburg midfielder Amir Abrashi will be out after international appearances for Albania in corona risk areas as previously agreed. For Vincenzo Grifo (Italy), Yannik Keitel (German U21) and Ermedin Demirovic (U21 Bosnia-Herzegovina) the decision will be made on Friday, according to Streich.

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