German Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen will be without captain Simon Rolfes for several weeks after he decided to undergo an operation on his right ankle on Wednesday. The 32-year-old defensive midfielder – capped 26 times by Germany – tore ligaments in the ankle during his side’s 4-2 win over Hertha Berlin last Saturday.
"It is very frustrating obviously but I will do everything I can to return as quickly as possible,Buy Fifa 15 Coins," said Rolfes, who has played in all five of Bayer Leverkusen’s official matches this season. Rolfes, who has been a pivotal figure as Leverkusen won all three of their Bundesliga games the only side to do so, will not only miss several league matches but also their opening UEFA Champions League group game with French Ligue 1 runners-up Monaco on 16 September.
Injuries force Colback, Foster to leave England squad
Uncapped Newcastle United midfielder Jack Colback will miss England’s opening UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier against Switzerland due to injury, manager Roy Hodgson revealed on Wednesday. Colback, 24, sat out England’s 1-0 friendly win over Norway at Wembley Stadium with a knock and Hodgson said afterwards that he had been sent back to his club to receive treatment.
"Jack Colback has had to leave us. He took a very nasty kick on the back of the calf," Hodgson told his post-game press conference. We were hoping he would train with us, but he can’t do that, so it’s better to send him back to Newcastle."
Back-up goalkeeper Ben Foster has also withdrawn from the squad for Monday’s game in Basel after injuring his thumb in training.