Kiessling blow for Lions
By Sam Hez
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bayer Leverkusen striker Stefan Kiessling will be out of action for six weeks.
Bayer Leverkusen's Stefan Kiessling will be out of action for six weeks after damaging his hip while on Under-21 duty.
The former Nurnberg striker lasted just five minutes of Germany's 3-2 away win over Northern Ireland before leaving the field in pain.
Scans revealed Kiessling had partly torn ligaments in his hip meaning a six-week spell on the sidelines recovering.
The news of Kiessling's loss comes as a big blow for Bayer as he had started all three of the club's Bundesliga matches to date.
The 22-year-old is now set to miss Bayer's entire September programme including away trips to Eintracht Frankfurt and lowly Hannover.