Schalke 04 and Liverpool FC Suffer Major Blow As Sepp Van Den Berg Suffers Serious Ankle Ligament Damage

Schalke 04 and Liverpool FC Suffer Major Blow As Sepp Van Den Berg Suffers Serious Ankle Ligament Damage

  • Schalke 04 will be without the services of Sepp van den Berg after the defender suffered a nasty injury
  • Dutch defender van den Berg is on loan at Schalke 04 from Liverpool and has impressed the German side
  • Rodrigo Zalazar is also out of action for Schalke 04 after picking up an injury in the game against FC Augsburg

Schalke 04 and Liverpool have been dealt a huge injury blow.

Dutch defender, Sepp van den Berg suffered a major ankle injury in the game against Augsburg.

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Schalke 04's Sepp van den Berg had to be stretchered off during a game during Augsburg. The Liverpool loanee suffered serious damage to his ankle ligaments. Image: Harry Langer/ David Inderlied
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The centre-back, who is on loan at Schalke from English Premier League side Liverpool, had to be stretchered off during the game.

As reported by Bulinews, van den Berg suffered severe ligament damage to his ankle and will be out of action until at least 2023.

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The 20-year-old has made four starts for the German side so far this season and has impressed the Bundesliga side. The defender was due to return to Liverpool at the end of the season.

To make matters worse for Schalke, the club also confirmed that Rodrigo Zalazar will be ruled out until next year.

Zalazar suffered a metatarsal fracture during the loss to Augsburg. The news is a massive blow to the team as they have picked up just one win in eight games. They are currently 15th on the Bundesliga table.

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Borussia Dortmund’s captain Marco Reus had to be stretchered off during the first of his side’s game against Schalke 04.

Sports Brief reported that Reus went down in extreme pain after landing awkwardly and twisting his ankle.

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The Dortmund skipper had to be treated on the field before being stretchered off the field. Even the commentators described it as a horrible moment to watch again.

Marco Reus was sidelined for approximately 4 weeks after sustaining an ankle ligament injury against Schalke 04

In other injury news, Sports Brief reported that Marco Reus' hopes of playing for Germany at the FIFA World Cup have been boosted.

The player's participation at the tournament in Qatar was in doubt after he was stretched off during Borussia Dortmund's game against Schalke 04.

Reus had to be taken off on a stretcher in the 32nd minute of the game after he collapsed to the ground clutching his ankle.