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Leverkusen confirm Wirtz has sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury

By Rune Gjerulff

Bayer Leverkusen wonderkid Florian Wirtz will be out long after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury against FC Köln.

Florian Wirtz.
Florian Wirtz.

Bayer Leverkusen have been rocked by the news that Florian Wirtz suffered a serious knee injury in today's 0-1 defeat against FC Köln.

The Bundesliga outfit have confirmed this evening that the higly-rated youngster tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

Wirtz had to come off midway through the first half of today's game against Köln following a challenge from Luca Kilian.

The 18-year-old youngster has scored 10 goals and provided 14 assists in 31 games for Leverkusen this season.

1L. Hradecky (C)
30J. Frimpong ↪13
6K. Odilon ↪46
4J. Tah
33P. Hincapié
25E. Palacios ↪64
10K. Demirbay
19M. Diaby
27F. Wirtz ↪28
7Paulinho ↪64
13L. Alario
21L. Grill
36N. Lomb
9S. Azmoun ↩64
31A. Adli ↩28
5M. Bakker
12E. Tapsoba ↩46
22D. Sinkgraven
24T. Fosu-Mensah ↩13
20C. Aránguiz ↩64
FC Köln
20M. Schwäbe
2B. Schmitz
15L. Kilian
4T. Hübers
14J. Hector (C)
28E. Skhiri ↪64
6S. Özcan
18O. Duda ↪64
11F. Kainz ↪88
9S. Andersson ↪76
27A. Modeste
1T. Horn
19K. Ehizibue
23J. Horn
24J. Chabot
7D. Ljubicic ↩64
17K. Schindler ↩64
21L. Schaub
25T. Lemperle ↩88
29J. Thielmann ↩76

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