Hungary’s national coach initially spoke of Willi Orban’s tired legs. Now it turns out: Leipzig’s defense chief was seriously injured.
Cup winners RB Leipzig have to be without captain Willi Orban for several weeks. The club announced that the defense chief suffered a right knee injury while playing for the Hungarian national team. The exact diagnosis was not given.
There was talk of a break of around ten weeks. Orban was substituted after 60 minutes of Hungary’s friendly against the Czech Republic (1-1) on Sunday. National coach Marco Rossi initially only reported that the central defender had “tired legs”.
Playmaker Olmo is also injured
This makes Orban the second key player to return injured from the international break. Last week, playmaker Dani Olmo also injured his knee in a press strike. Leipzig announced that the Spanish international would have to miss training for at least the current week and “will miss a few games as a result”.
Olmo has three alternatives for the Bundesliga game against FC Augsburg. The Austrian Christoph Baumgartner, the Portuguese Fabio Carvalho and the Swedish veteran Emil Forsberg can take on the role of the 25-year-old. For Orban, the French newcomer Castello Lukeba or national player Lukas Klostermann could move into the back four.
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