NIAKHATÉ OUT WITH THIGH INJURY
Zerofivers will probably have to do without their captain for four to six weeks
05 captain Moussa Niakhaté suffered a structural muscle injury in his left thigh during Mainz's away match at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. This was the result of detailed examinations at the Mainz University Medical Centre.
In the Kraichgau, the Frenchman had been replaced by Alexander Hack in the 33rd minute. Mainz 05 currently expects the player to be out of action for about four to six weeks, depending on the healing process.