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Yussuf Poulsen: RB Leipzig captain suffers ankle ligament injury

The 25-year-old forward was on target in their 5-0 demolition of Mainz on Sunday and set up two more goals but was diagnosed with a ligament injury a day later

Tuesday 26 May 2020 14:01
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RB Leipzig will be without captain Yussuf Poulsen for at least part of the remainder of the season after suffering a ligament injury on Sunday.

Leipzig, who host Hertha Berlin on Wednesday, are third in the league on 54 points, seven behind leaders Bayern Munich and three off second-placed Borussia Dortmund with seven games left in the campaign.

The Bundesliga had to break for more than two months due to the Covid-19 pandemic and resumed 10 days ago.

The 25-year-old forward was on target in their 5-0 demolition of Mainz on Sunday and set up two more goals but was diagnosed with a ligament injury a day later.

“Our forward Yussuf Poulsen sustained a ligament injury in his right ankle during the game against Mainz 05,” the club said.

“He will be sidelined until further notice. That was the result of a scan on Monday.”

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