Summary: Leipzig midfielder Dani Olmo is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after injuring his shoulder. Coach Marco Rose expressed disappointment at losing an ‘irreplaceable key player’ and expects Olmo to be out until shortly before Christmas. Olmo’s absence will be felt in Leipzig’s upcoming matches in the German Cup, Bundesliga, and Champions League. He will also miss Spain’s qualifiers for the European Championship.
Injury setback for Leipzig
Leipzig midfielder Dani Olmo is set to be out of action for the rest of the year following a shoulder injury. Coach Marco Rose confirmed that Olmo sustained the injury during the team’s 6-0 win over Cologne on Saturday. This comes as a blow for Leipzig, as Olmo was recently back in action after recovering from a knee injury he suffered in September while playing for the Spanish national team.
A key player sidelined
Coach Rose expressed his disappointment at losing Olmo, referring to him as an ‘irreplaceable key player’. Olmo’s absence will be felt in Leipzig’s upcoming matches, including the German Cup clash against Wolfsburg and the Bundesliga fixture against Borussia Dortmund. He is also set to miss Leipzig’s final three Champions League group stage games against Red Star, Manchester City, and Young Boys.
International absence as well
In addition to missing club matches, Olmo is also likely to be unavailable for the Spanish national team’s qualifiers for the European Championship. Spain has already secured its place in the tournament, but Olmo will miss the matches against Cyprus and Georgia. It is a setback for Olmo personally, as representing his country is a matter of great importance to him.
Road to recovery
Olmo’s recovery timeline suggests that he will be out of action until shortly before Christmas. This means that he will miss several crucial matches for both club and country. However, the coaching staff and the team have expressed their confidence in the squad’s depth and quality, emphasizing the need to ‘keep it together’ in Olmo’s absence.
Leipzig’s schedule leading up to the winter break includes important fixtures in the German Cup and Bundesliga. They will also be looking to secure their position in the Champions League knockout stages. While Olmo’s absence is undoubtedly a blow for the team, they remain determined to perform well and achieve their goals despite the setback.
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