Niklas Stark has tested positive for coronavirus ahead of Hertha BSC's upcoming game against RB Leipzig.
|Niklas Stark.||Photo: Hertha BSC/citypress|
The 26-year-old central defender has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating at home.
With Dedryck Boyata and Marton Dardai also sidelined, new signing Marc Oliver Kempf and 17-year-old Linus Gechter are Hertha's only fit centre-backs at the moment.
"These personnel issues have been a running theme for weeks. We aren't making a fuss though; we trust the players we have," said Hertha coach Tayfun Korkut at the pre-match press conference.
"Linus Gechter's performance last weekend made me sure that he'll play well alongside Marc Kempf.