Offbeat "Muscle injury in the calf": Füllkrug missing Werder longer
Cardinals place guard J.R. Sweezy on IR with elbow injury
Previously ruled out for the Cardinals’ Monday night game, J.R. Sweezy will miss a chunk of their season. The Cards placed the starting guard on injured reserve. Both Sweezy and Arizona defensive lineman Rashard Lawrence landed on IR Saturday. © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports J.R. Sweezy will be missing some time due to an elbow injury. The former Seahawks starter suffered an elbow injury that will sideline him for at least three games. Lawrence is dealing with a calf malady. Sweezy rated as Pro Football Focus’ No. 54 guard through five games this season.
With four goals in the first five Bundesliga match days (plus one assist) Niclas Füllkrug has become one of the most important Werder players. Now the 27-year-old is thrown back.
In the 1-1 draw against TSG Hoffenheim, Füllkrug's workday was over after just 37 minutes, the striker was injured and had been replaced by coach Florian Kohfeldt for the Japanese Yuya Osako.
On Monday evening, the green-whites published the results of the investigations that have now taken place. The exact diagnosis was packed into a quote from Coach Kohfeldt: "The MRT this Monday showed that Niclas had a muscle injury in his calf."
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The 27-year-old Füllkrug, who has been Bremen's best attacker this season with four goals, will "only be a candidate for the squad after the international break, maybe even at the end of November".
Osako only has one bruise
Contrary to what was initially feared, attacking and substitute Osako, who was replaced by Tahith Chong shortly before the end, was injured no worse. "The examinations ruled out structural damage to the knee, but it is a painful bruise," said Kohfeldt. He does not think it is ruled out that Osako will be able to train again this week.
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