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Bochum S. Zoller (59)
Vonovia Ruhrstadion1-3
Hertha BSC S. Serdar (37), S. Serdar (43), M. Maolida (78)

Hertha confirm loss of Jovetic for minimum of two weeks

By Peter Vice

The news gets worse for last-place (and still without a single point) Hertha BSC. 

On Wednesday, the club confirmed the loss of its only active goalscorer this season for a minimum of two weeks. 

Stevan Jovetic.
Stevan Jovetic.Photo: Steindy, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0

Stevan Jovetic has scored Hertha BSC's lone goal from open play this season; the opening tally in the opening round's losing effort against 1. FC Köln. The now departed Dodi Lukebakio converted a penalty in the second round--after arguing with Davie Selke about who would take the spot kick--before the team was embarrassingly dismantled in a 0-5 shellacking away at Bayern.

The club confirmed on Wednesday that the Montenegrin in fact re-aggravated the calf injury that saw him subbed off in the Bayern fixture. The 31-year-old actually didn't log any minutes for his national team over the break, but apparently irritated his calf further on the training pitch. Jovetic is confirmed out for both the round four fixture against Bochum and round five's match against SpVgg Greuther Fürth.

There has been no further clarification of Hertha's precarious trainer situation since Pal Dardai effectively offered his resignation after the last loss. New sporting CEO Fredi Bobic publicly reprimanded Dardai for the remark, but obviously cannot force the Hungarian to remain against his will.

1Manuel Riemann
16Konstantinos Stafylidis ↩82
24Konstantinos-Vassilios Lambropoulos
37Armel Bella-Kotchap ↩82
3Danilo Soares
8Anthony Losilla (C) ↩63
20Elvis Rexhbecaj
9Simon Zoller
38Eduard Löwen
17Gerrit Holtmann ↩82
40Sebastian Polter
21Michael Esser
15Soma Novothny
22Christopher Antwi-Adjej ↪82
27Miloš Pantović
5Saulo Decarli ↪82
11Herbert Bockhorn ↪82
4Erhan Mašović
6Patrick Osterhage
23Robert Tesche ↪63
Hertha BSC
1Alexander Schwolow
5Niklas Stark
4Dedryck Boyata (C)
25Jordan Torunarigha ↩46
13Lukas Klünter ↩32
29Lucas Tousart
6Vladimír Darida
30Dennis Jastrzembski ↩46
8Suat Serdar
23Marco Richter ↩57
14Ishak Belfodil ↩73
32Oliver Christensen
11Myziane Maolida ↪57
27Kevin-Prince Boateng ↪73
2Peter Pekarík
17Maximilian Mittelstädt ↪46
42Deyovaisio Zeefuik ↪32
44Linus Gechter ↪46
10Jurgen Ekkelenkamp
18Santiago Ascacíbar

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