VfB Stuttgart confirmed that new acquisition Chris Führich successfully underwent surgery for his fractured collarbone over the weekend.
Club sporting director Sven Mislintat confirmed a ten-week-recovery timeframe and criticized the action that led to the injury.
|Chris Führich.||Photo: SC Paderborn|
Matters unfolded in line with the initial grim prognosis this weekend. Just days after his signing, attacking winger Chris Führich must sit out the next three months. Speaking to journalist Georgios Moissidis of German footballing magazine Kicker, VfB sporting director Sven Mislintat confirmed the surgery to repair the 23-year-old's fractured collarbone and suggested that recovery time could even be stretched out to 12 weeks or beyond.
Despite the fact that Führich was deliberately brought in to assist the club with a dire need for attack-minded players on the right flank, Mislintat ruled out diving back into the transfer market to find another replacement.
"We won't act frantically on the transfer market," Mislintat told Moissidis, "We're happy to wait and solve this with our guys."
Führig incurred the injury during a rough tackle from Arminia Bielefeld's Jacob Barrett Laursen during a Friday test fixture. Mislintat noted that he found the intervention "unnecessary".
"I don't want to foment bad blood," the executive emphasized, "but he [Laursen] was only aiming to bring Chris down. That's annoying."
Chris #Führich wurde an diesem Sonntag in der Sportklinik Stuttgart operiert. Der #VfB-Mittelfeldspieler hatte sich beim Testspiel gegen @arminia Bielefeld einen Schlüsselbeinbruch zugezogen.— VfB Stuttgart (@VfB) July 25, 2021
Get well soon, Chris! #VfB #comebackstronger pic.twitter.com/amaTgRapMz