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Three BVB players battle illness ahead of Leverkusen

By Peter Weis   @PeterVicey

At his Saturday presser, BVB trainer Edin Terzic revealed that three of his players were battling illness ahead of tomorrow's league fixture against Leverkusen. 
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Borussia Dortmund trainer Edin Terzic currently presides over a trio of sick players who haven't been able train fully with the team this week ahead of tomorrow's league encounter with Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Defenders Ramy Bensebaini and Niklas Süle have been ill, as has midfielder Salih Özcan. Bensebaini and Özcan were able to play in the midweek fixture against Milan. Süle last played in the match-day 11 loss against Stuttgart.

"Unfortunately, we've been hit by a wave of colds this week," Terzic remarked at his presser, "Süle, Bensebaini and Özcan have been unable to train with the team over the last few days. We'll wait and see today and tomorrow to make a final decision. But of course time is running out."

The loss of Süle and Bensebaini likely leaves Terzic little choice but to deploy the fullback pairing of Julian Ryerson (left) and Marius Wolf (right) against the league leaders tomorrow. Both Ryerson and Wolf have been on a poor run-of-form as of late. Reports emerging from Sky Germany yesterday suggested that Dortmund - highly displeased with Wolf's form dip - are prepared to let the German international leave as a free-agent this summer. 

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