Karim Bellarabi needs surgery this week for an external meniscus tear suffered in training.
|Karim Bellarabi.||Photo: Bayer 04 Leverkusen|
Florian Wirtz is still recovering from his ACL injury, while midfielder Robert Andrich is out with a bruise. Amine Adli is also unavailable until October with a broken collarbone. Leverkusen are winless in the 2022/23 campaign with two quick Bundesliga losses and an early exit in the DFB-Pokal.