Santiago Arias is facing a long spell on the sidelines after sustaining a serious injury while on international duty.
|Santiago Arias.||Photo: Анна Нэсси, Soccer.ru, CC BY-SA 3.0|
Bayer Leverkusen will probably have to manage without Santiago Arias for a long while.
The right-back was forced off with a horror ankle injury in the first half of Colombia's 3-0 win over Venezuela.
An official diagnosis is still pending, but the injury will certainly require surgery and a long rehabilitation phase.
Arias only recently joined Leverkusen on loan from Atletico Madrid.