Leverkusen release short statement from Wirtz after season-ending knee injury
By Rune Gjerulff @runegjerulff
In a statement released by Bayer Leverkusen, Florian Wirtz says thank you for all the recovery wishes, messages and calls he has received after sustaining a season-ending knee injury.
"Thank you for all the recovery wishes, messages and calls that have reached me in the last few hours," said Wirtz.
"It is good to know and gives me strength that so many people are thinking of me," added the youngster.
Having racked up 10 goals and 14 assists in 31 games for Leverkusen this season, Wirtz is now expected to be out for at least six months.