Leverkusen (AP) - Bayer Leverkusen does without exceptional talent Florian Wirtz in the Bundesliga game against Werder Bremen.
The 17-year-old, who has already played 22 competitive games this season, including the U21 national team, is, according to his club, "deliberately removed because of the very many games recently in order to avoid overloading".
Ex-national player Kerem Demirbay replaced him in eighth position.
Apart from that, Peter Bosz offers the starting line-up from the disappointing 1: 2 in Frankfurt with one exception.
Daley Sinkgraven, who is ready for action again after a positive corona test, replaces the already injured Mitchell Weiser.
Bremen coach Florian Kohfeldt made twice as many changes after the poor performance in the 2-0 draw against Union Berlin.
Milos Veljkovic, Kevin Möhwald, Jean-Manuel Mbom and Tahith Chong replace the injured Christian Groß, Romano Schmid and Leonardo Bittencourt, who are sitting on the bench, and Yuya Osako.
The Japanese Osako is not even in the squad.
Initially, nothing was known of an injury.
Lineup tweet Bayer
Lineup tweet Werder