Strobl suffers injury blow

Swedish player gets injured during substitution, leaves pitch immediately

VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach have been dealt a bitter blow with the news that Tobias Strobl has suffered a hamstring injury.

Strobl, who was initially signed as a midfielder from Hoffenheim after the departure of Havard Nordtveit to West Ham United, has excelled since his move – in various defensive roles under manager André Schubert.

However, in his seventh straight start of the campaign during the 1-1 draw with Red Bull Leipzig, the 26-year-old suffered an injury to his right hamstring.

As such, he joins Patrick Herrmann, Marvin Schulz and Raffael on the treatment table.

"Team doctor Dr. Stefan Hertl examined the player to find out that the 26-year old had pulled his right hamstring muscle. Strobl, who had to be taken off in the 24th minute against Leipzig, will not be available to play for Borussia for the time being," read a statement on the club's official website.

"Raffael took part in some training exercises with the team on Thursday afternoon but he is still unlikely to feature on Saturday against FC Ingolstadt.

"Herrmann and Mamadou Doucouré are both training individually. Josip Drmic is taking part in recovery training after suffering cartilage damage."