The home game against Arminia Bielefeld gave Pál Dárdai and his coaching team some insights ahead for the rest of the campaign as the season draws to a close. However, there was also some news that all Blue and Whites would have liked to do without. As confirmed on Monday morning, Maximilian Mittelstädt, who had to leave the game early after a collision with Anderson Lucoqui in the 32nd minute, spent the night in hospital for observation. Suspicions of a concussion were confirmed, which ruled our number 17 out of Wednesday's away trip to face Schalke 04 (12.05.21, 18:00 CEST).
Ankle injury for Cunha - Hofstädt suffers torn Achilles tendon
Matheus Cunha will also miss the game, as well as the following one with 1. FC Köln (15.05.21, 15:30 CEST). The Brazilian, who was also forced to leave the pitch against Bielefeld, has suffered an injury to the ligaments in his ankle.
Before a ball was kicked, goalkeeping coach Ilja Hofstädt was injured and was unable to continue the warm-up with a suspected Achilles tendon tear. Unfortunately, this suspicion was also confirmed the next day. The club is currently holding internal discussion about how to deal with the 48-year-old's absence. All we have to say is: Get well soon and we wish you the best possible recovery, boys!