By Peter Weis@PeterVicey

BMG captain Stindl out for at least a month with ligament tear

As if Borussia Mönchengladbach didn't have enough to deal with, the nature of the injury that kept captain Lars Stindl out of action on Saturday will likely sideline the club's captain for several weeks. 
German national team starter Jonas Hofmann returned to Borussia Mönchengladbach's starting XI on Saturday after a long injury layoff. That was the good news. The bad news concerned that fact that BMG trainer Adi Hütter had to answer questions about the absence of captain Lars Stindl.

The Fohlenelf gaffer confirmed that Stindl tore a ligament in training and would be unavailable for quite some time during his pre-match interview with Sky Germany.

"He will certainly be out for a few weeks," Hütter told the broadcaster, "Whether that's 4-6 [weeks] or 5-7 [weeks] depends [on the healing process]."

Hütter added that he hoped that the team could "give something back to their captain" against Union Berlin in the round 20 matchup. Matters didn't quite shake out in accordance with this hope.  

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