Szalai, relegated to the practice squad by previous Nullfünfter trainer Achim Beierlorzer, was brought back by current head-coach Svensson when the Danish trainer took over the team last January. He made 12 appearances (8 starts) for Mainz during the Rückrunde, scoring one.
Svensson has started the veteran, who also represented his country during the European Championships, two times through five rounds this year. Szalai scored in round three against Fürth.
Session still has many options for his preferred two-striker set. Karim Onsiwo, Jae-Sung Lee, and Jean-Paul Boetius can all start in the role. Mainly, however, the news probably means that recently acquired Danish forward Marcus Ingvartsen may find his way into the starting XI.
Ádám Szalai hat sich im Spiel gegen den @scfreiburg eine Meniskusverletzung im linken Knie zugezogen. Er wird sich morgen einem arthroskopischen Eingriff unterziehen, welcher Aufschluss über die voraussichtliche Ausfallzeit geben wird.— 1. FSV Mainz 05 (@1FSVMainz05) September 20, 2021
Gute Besserung, Ádám!😐🍀 #Mainz05 pic.twitter.com/41MooDIglY