Hitzlsperger is operated on the knee

Wolfsburg - setback for Thomas Hitzlsperger: The former football player in the service of the Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg has to undergo a knee operation on Friday. According to the German champion from 2009, the meniscus problems with which the 29-year-old has been struggling the entire season could not be permanently remedied by a conservative treatment. How long Hitzlsperger will fail, will be known only after the operation.

"It's a pity, I expected him in midfield, " said coach Felix Magath. Uncertain is still the use of striker Mario Mandzukic for the game at German football champions Borussia Dortmund on Saturday (15:30 clock / Sky and league total!). The Croat should train again on Thursday after a flu infection for the first time this week. On the other hand, Srdjan Lakic, who is suffering from a meniscal injury, will be eliminated.

Hitzlsperger had changed to the Wolves only before the season, after he had relegated with West Ham United in the second English League and subsequently had been without a club. So far, he has completed five appearances for the Magath team this season, but only one of them over 90 minutes.

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