Marcel Halstenberg has been ruled out of RB Leipzig's upcoming Bundesliga encounter with Hertha BSC.
|Marcel Halstenberg and Goncalo Paciencia.||Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche|
Halstenberg will miss the game following a bereavement in his family, RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann revealed at the pre-match press conference.
"Marcel Halstenberg will not be available due to personal reasons. He will attend a funeral in Hannover on Friday and we want to give him some personal time," Nagelsmann told reporters.
Asked who could come in to replace the 29-year-old German international, Nagelsmann said:
"There are several candidates. We have Nordi [Mukiele], Willi [Orban] and 'Ibu' [Konaté]. 'Benni' [Henrichs] could also play a role,"
'Die Roten Bullen' will also have to manage without Konrad Laimer, Lukas Klostermann and Amadou Haidara, but Marcel Sabitzer could come back into the squad.