Samstag, 08.02.2014

Ginczek and Chandler out with serious knee injuries

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Daniel Ginczek and Timothy Chandler are both set for long spells on the sidelines with knee injuries.

1. FC Nürnberg didn’t lose just the game in their derby encounter with FC Bayern Munich, but they also lost two key players. Timothy Chandler and Daniel Ginczek had to be withdrawn in the first half after suffering separate knee injuries.

Both were taken to the Nürnberg South Clinic and underwent MRI scans that revealed the bad news. “Daniel Ginczek has suffered a cruciate ligament tear in his right knee and Timothy Chandler has suffered an anterior meniscus tear in his left knee,” explained team doctor PD Dr. Matthias Brem.

Operations on Monday in Augsburg

The duo will both undergo surgery in Augsburg on Monday. The procedures will be carried out by Dr. Boenisch and PD Dr. Matthias Brem. Daniel Ginczek will be out for around six months, while Timothy Chandler’s spell on the sidelines will last between eight and ten weeks.

“We didn’t just lose three points today, but also two players,” said manager Gertjan Verbeek after the meeting with FC Bayern. “It’s a big price to pay in a derby like that.” Everyone at 1. FC Nürnberg would like to wish Daniel and Timothy speedy recoveries!