By Peter Weis@PeterVicey

Mainz confirm loss of Dominik Kohr for rest of 2021

FSV Mainz 05 confirmed on Monday that the injury sustained by Dominik Kohr in Sunday's 1-1 draw with 1. FC Köln will keep the pivotal midfielder off the pitch for at least a month. 
It appears unlikely that Bo Svensson will have his wide-range midfielder available to him for the rest of the calendar year. One of the Danish trainer's linchpin tactical actors had to exit proceeding early over the weekend after complaining of pain in his left thigh. On Monday, the Nullfünfter confirmed that the squad's oft-used "solo-six" suffered a tendon injury that will keep him out at least a month.

Acquired on loan from Eintracht Frankfurt last winter, Kohr proved one of the key players in Mainz's remarkable second-half turnaround that saw the Pfälzer miraculously avoid relegation. The club extended their loan-deal with the 27-year-old Trier native over the summer. Kohr has started nine of twelve league fixtures this season.

Leandro Barreiro replace Kohr on Sunday and can be expected to be the likely replacement. The Rheinhessen nevertheless did also acquire Germany U21 star Anton Stach this offseason with such an occurrence in mind.

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