Bayer lose defender
By Thomas Zeh. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Bayer Leverkusen will be without talented youngster Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker for the next four to six weeks.
The 20-year-old defender was training with his team-mates when he complained of a heavy pain, which was later revealed to be a broken ankle.
Callsen-Bracker has already undergone surgery with Berlin-based specialist Professor Hertel, but will not be able to report back to training before the end of September.
The youngster was expected to win a regular place in boss Klaus Augenthaler's first team after making a fine impression in both Die Bundesliga and the UEFA Champions League last season.
However, Augenthaler will now be forced to reshuffle his pack just one game into the new season.