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Gladbach Updates: Thuram likely sidelined until November, Ginter tests positive for COVID

By Peter Vice

Grim news out of Gladbach on Tuesday evening as it was confirmed that attacker Marcus Thuram suffered a medial ligament tear in Saturday's loss to Leverkusen. 

It was also revealed that German national team defender Matthias Ginter tested positive for COVID-19.

Marcus Thuram.
Marcus Thuram.Photo: Borussia Mönchengladbach

Local NRW-paper the Rheinische Post revealed that at least one of the players forced off injured during Borussia Mönchengladbach's 0-4 debacle at Leverkusen on Saturday will be out long-term. Marcus Thuram will in all likelihood not be going anywhere during this transfer window after tearing an interior ligament likely to sideline him for up to two months.




It had already been revealed that right full-back Stefan Lainer has indeed suffered a fractured ankle that could keep him out for a similar amount of time. The club was able to report some good news in the form of returns to team training for Ramy Bensebaini (who also twisted his ankle shortly before the full time whistle on Saturday) and Breel Embolo (still recovering from a thigh injury sustained in the summer European Championship).



The foals also tentatively sounded the all clear for striker Alassane Plea. After also having to leave the pitch early following an ankle injury on Saturday, the French striker is expected to be reincorporated into training tomorrow.

Plea should be available against Union Berlin on Sunday. Defender Matthias Ginter will absolutely not. Reports from Germany's main sporting tabloid  that national team defender Matthias Ginter tested positive for COVID-19 were confirmed by German footballing magazine Kicker on Tuesday evening.

Ginter entered quarantine yesterday. Kicker journalist Jan Lustig reports that the 26-year-old is presumably asymptomatic after receiving both vaccine shots.


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