Bremen (AP) - Werder Bremen will probably not have to do without Ömer Toprak for a long time.
In-depth examinations on Sunday showed that the last form strong defender suffered a severe ankle sprain in the 4-1 win at Hertha BSC on Saturday.
This was announced by the Bundesliga club.
Previously, a more serious injury was feared.
This means that Toprak will play against FC Schalke 04 next Saturday.
Even with Davie Selke, the Bremen hope that the striker will be available against Schalke.
Selke, who had to be replaced like Toprak in Berlin, was diagnosed with severe muscle contusion in his thigh.
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