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Schalke's new signing sidelined for at least three weeks

By Peter Vice   @ViceytheSS

North-Rhine Westpahlia's Ruhrnachrichten reports that it will be quite some time until new Schalke 04 signing Niklas Tauer can suit up in an official match for his new club. 
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FC Schalke 04's first January signing looks to be sidelined for at least three weeks. The long-term-loanee from FSV Mainz 05 had to sit out this past weekend's recent test fixture with a reported muscle fiber tear. Schalke still haven't confirmed the amount of time the 21-year-old is expected to be out, but NRW's Ruhrnachrichten reports that Tauer won't be available for at least three weeks.

As the Bundesliga prepares to resume with a midweek "Englischer Woche" ("English Week"), Tauer's absence for a full three fixtures can be confirmed. The defensive midfielder then likely won't be available to Thomas Reis until matchday 21 at the earliest. The Mainz-native had been considered a rather important part of Reis' tactical plans.

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