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Fresh injury sidelines Almamy Touré through Bundesliga opener

By Peter Vice   @ViceytheSS

Although Eintracht Frankfurt head-coach Oliver Glasner did not provide a definite timetable, Germany's Bild Zeitung claims that the SGE will be without fullback Almamy Touré for between four and six weeks. 
Almamy Touré.
Almamy Touré.Photo: Silesia711, CC-by-SA 4.0
Oliver Glasner confirmed on Wednesday that French defender Almamy Touré suffered a relatively serious injury in training camp and would be ruled out long term. Glasner did point out that the latest setback was not related to the tendon rupture that sidelined Touré for ten of the eleven final rounds of the 2020/21 campaign.

"Almamy Touré has unfortunately been hit," Glasner told reporters after the midweek training session, "He's struggling with a tendon injury in the front of his thigh. It's definitely in a different spot than his longstanding injury, which was in his posterior thigh."

Glasner did not disclose even an approximate forecast of how long the 25-year-old would be out, but reporters on the Bundesliga beat at Germany's main tabloid report that the nature of the injury should keep him sidelined for four to six weeks.

This would render Touré unavailable for the opening Pokal round and very likely the first two fixtures of the Bundesliga season. Touré was able to recover from his previous injury to play in Frankfurt's 2020/21 season finalé, in which he scored.

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