Florian Wirtz of Bayer Leverkusen has moved into a cruciate ligament tear in Derby against the 1st FC Cologne (0: 1). That confirmed the Werkself on Sunday.

The 18-year-old had twisted his knee in a bug in the first half and had remained lying. Later he had to be worn from the square.

According to the club, MRI examination had a crack of the front cruciate ligament in the left knee. Thus, the national player falls long.

Wirtz is probably in any case for the rest of the season, the World Cup in Qatar rises this year but only in winter: until the start of the tournament, Wirtz still remain eight months.

Wirtz suffers torn anterior cruciate ligament in Bayer Leverkusen game vs Koln

“Florian Wirtz is one of the biggest talents that the German football has produced in recent years. Therefore, we were all spontaneously shocked, when we learned about his cruciate ligament crack,” said Bundestrainer Hansi Flick at DFB.de: “I also have already talked to him and tries to talk to him courage. He is still young, he will come back at least as strong again, because I am sure. He gets full support from us. “

Wirtz comes to four internationals for the German national team, his market value is 70 million euros.

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