BVB staff: The stand at Kobel, Özcan and Co.

BVB staff: The stand at Kobel, Özcan and Co.

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BVB has injuries again. This is the current status of Kobel, Özcan, Guerreiro, Brandt, Reus and Co.

The personal question marks remain at BVB even after the international break. This is the current status of Kobel, Özcan, Guerreiro and Co.

After the international break, intensive weeks await BVB. Or rather: English. Because until the World Cup break in mid-November, black and yellow have to play a whopping 13 competitive games. It starts next Saturday at 1. FC Köln.

Guerreiro and Özcan still doubtful

Before the duel with the billy goats, the personnel situation in Dortmund is – once again – tense. Gregor Kobel, Salih Özcan and Raphael Guerreiro, among others, were recently struck. The Portuguese could not travel to the national team due to muscular problems, he had previously missed the derby against S04.

Further information on the severity of the muscle injury is not available. It is accordingly open whether Guerreiro can play against Effzeh. The same applies to Özcan. After the derby he had pain in his foot again. BVB’s concern is that they could be a result of his bone edema earlier in the season. Özcan also had to cancel the national team, further investigations are said to be during the week Ruhr news provide information on whether he can return to team training. If so, Özcan could probably play against his former club.

Kobel before returning – Brandt is better again

With regular keeper Gregor Kobel, the chances are good that he will be able to play again in the course of the week and return to the goal accordingly against Cologne. Kobel suffered a torn muscle fiber in training about three weeks ago and has been replaced by Alexander Meyer ever since. But Kobel will not take a big risk with a view to the packed game plan.

Julian Brandt is pretty safe against Cologne. The 26-year-old had to leave the national team because of a flu infection. Brandt is loud Ruhr news but again “much better”.

Long-term injured Mo Dahoud and Jamie Bynoe-Gittens are not an option for Cologne, as is captain Marco Reus, who tore an ankle ligament against Schalke. Mateu Morey (meniscus surgery) and Sebastien Haller (tumor treatment) will be missing for a long time anyway.

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