Germany U21 international Jan Thielmann of 1. FC Köln is unfortunately headed back to the sidelines after suffering a new injury on Saturday's away loss at Stuttgart.
|Jan Thielmann.||Photo: Sandro Halank, Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY-SA 4.0|
The cathedral city club didn't give any precise information about the German youth international's downtime, but Frank Lußem of Germany's Kicker magazine reports that Thielmann will be out for a minimum of three to four weeks. The Palatinate native only made five starts for Baumgart this year, yet was still valued by the Effzeh gaffer as a reliable go-to-sub later in matches.
"Jan is very committed to his football," Baumgart remarked in a statement released by the club, "He is still one of those guys who always puts in a steady amount work and always stands at the ready. I think these are bitter moments for the lad and for us. Unfortunately, they are part of football; too often for Jan at the moment. It hurts a lot."
😓 @JanThielmann hat sich heute Vormittag einer MRT-Untersuchung unterzogen. Der 20-Jährige fällt dem #effzeh erneut mit einer Muskelverletzung aus. Kopf hoch und eine schnelle, gute Genesung, Jan! ❤️🤍 pic.twitter.com/tMryAZJz96— 1. FC Köln (@fckoeln) February 19, 2023