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The Daily Bee (December 4th, 2020): An Injury Crisis Out of Nowhere

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It feels like BVB’s injury fortunes have dramatically reversed

Borussia Dortmund v SS Lazio: Group F - UEFA Champions League Photo by Alex Gottschalk/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Good morning, Fear the Wall.

Injury Troubles

It felt like only a few days ago that Borussia Dortmund were flying high. The squad was healthy and BVB were scoring goals in buckets. An ugly loss and a draw later, things have changed dramatically. About a half-dozen injuries have piled up among BVB’s squad over the last week, and BVB are all of a sudden looking fairly thin. Luckily, depth is one of the stronger aspects of the squad, so BVB should have suitable replacements for each injured player, at least for the time being.

According to Ruhr Nachrichten, Mats Hummels, who suffered a foot injury against Lazio, Emre Can, and Raphael Guerreiro are all questionable for the weekend match against Eintracht Frankfurt. Thomas Delaney, who hurt his back against Lazio, will definitely miss the match, but may travel to St. Petersburg to play Zenit. Haaland and Meunier will also be out for the foreseeable future, with a hamstring and calf injury respectively.

Bayer Leverkusen Make the Europa League Round of 32

This had a high likelihood anyway, but was made official yesterday, when Bayer Leverkusen defeated OGC Nice 3-2 in the Europa League to ensure a trip to the Europa League’s knockout stage. They’re still in 2nd in their group behind Slavia Prague, but are 9 points ahead of Nice with only one match remaining.

The Daily Buzz

Without Haaland, what should BVB’s plan in attack? Should Moukoko get the start, or should BVB try to play Reus or Hazard at striker?