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VfB: out of season for Gebhart - Hajnal again

VfB: Saisonaus fur Gebhart - Hajnal wieder dabeiGebhart must operate on the ankle can © SID-IMAGES/Getty Images /.

Bundesliga VfB Stuttgart do without in the seasonal spurt Timo Gebhart. The midfielder is operated in the days ahead on the right ankle.

Stuttgart (SID) - German Bundesliga team VfB Stuttgart do without in the seasonal spurt Timo Gebhart. The midfielder to undergo in the coming days of the right ankle surgery and is out for weeks. "Timo had two Banderrisse and most recently no stability in the ankle." "It has become worse in recent years, so that it makes no sense to give up an operation", said coach Bruno Labbadia before the Bundesliga on Saturday (3: 30 pm / sky and Liga total!) at the 1 FC Cologne. The 22-year-old will be fit again to to prepare for the new season.

For the strong abstiegsgefahrdete VfB in Cologne can again access playmaker Tamas Hajnal. The Hungarian rose a again on Wednesday after thigh problems in the team training. "It's nice to have a such players in its ranks." "He shows up, calls the balls, has the confidence and can draw a game", Labbadia said.

Definitely missing is striker Pavel Pogrebnyak due to a yellow lock against the "Billy bucks". Cacau in the starting lineup is back for the Russians. The player complains while long time of adductor problems, but only the necessary operation is carried out in the summer break.

"He trained for three weeks, almost at a time and has made many additional units." "We are pure points Cacau front", Labbadia announced. "We hope that he can help us with its strengths." "He is extremely agile, can keep the balls well, radiates gate danger and has played against Cologne always alright."

The Swabians have as tables-15. currently only two points ahead of FC St. Pauli and VfL Wolfsburg.