Werder Bremen could be without injured trio Miroslav Klose, Hugo Almeida and Daniel Jensen for their Uefa Cup home tie against Celta Vigo.
Thomas Schaaf's team will be hoping to build on their 1-0 away win in Wednesday's clash, but the coach may have to do without Germany international Klose, who missed Sunday's 1-1 draw against Bayern Munich due to pain in his back, while Almeida and Jensen are doubtful with thigh problems.
Ç£I am getting injections and massages and I feel a bit better, but I am not able to tell if I will be able to play,Ç¥ said Klose.
Bremen are already without long-term absentees Frank Baumann and Tim Borowski, but Schaaf remains optimistic that his squad is strong enough to cope with the eventual loss of further key players.
Ç£We won't get crazy about this now. I am sure that we'll be able to field 11 players,Ç¥ claimed Schaaf.