Mainz defender Julian Koch out for three months with dislocated shoulder

Julian Koch: Mainz defender has suffered a dislocated shoulder

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Mainz summer signing Julian Koch is expected to be out for three months after suffering a dislocated shoulder in a friendly.

Koch joined Mainz on a four-year deal after his Borussia Dortmund contract expired and the defender had been hoping for a fresh start after an injury-plagued career.

However, the 22-year-old will now face another stint on the sidelines after suffering the injury in a recent game against amateur side FC Eschborn.

Mainz manager Thomas Tuchel told Allgemeine Zeitung Mainz: "Julian Koch is injured and will be out of action.

"It is a pity as this is a setback for his hopes of a first-team role at our club."