During a digital media session on Tuesday, Hertha BSC trainer Pal Dardai conceded he'll likely be without Matheus Cunha and Sami Khedira against Dortmund on Saturday.
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Both players struggle with muscle pulls and will not be available this weekend, in Dardai's words, "unless a small miracle occurs". The 44-year-old trainer also cast doubt on whether on-loan winger Nemanja Radonjic might be ready in time to face Dortmund.
"He's perhaps a similar case to that of Jordan Torunarigha last week," Dardai said his on-loan Serbian, "I wanted to select [Jordan], but he was very professional and told me he wasn't 100 percent yet. I'll ask [Nemanja] the question on Friday."
Khedira has been absent since recording a crucial assist off the bench in a 1-1 draw against Stuttgart in round 21, then disappointing in his return to the starting XI one week later. The 33-year-old was given a slight rap on the knuckles for not wearing a face-mask whilst watching the team's victory from the stands this weekend.