Timothy Fosu-Mensah faces a long spell on the sidelines after sustaining a serious knee injury.
|Photo: Marco Verch, CC BY-SA 2.0
After being forced off towards the end of the first half in Sunday's 1-2 defeat to SC Freiburg, Fosu-Mensah has confirmed the injury to Dutch football news outlet Voetbalzone.
Leverkusen coach Peter Bosz already said straight after the game that he suspected that Fosu-Mensah had injured his cruciate ligament.
Fosu-Mensah is the third Leverkusen player to suffer a cruciate ligament tear this season, with Paulinho and Julian Baumgartlinger already sidelined with similar injuries.