The sober communication with which Borussia Dortmund reported the diagnoses on Monday to Hakimi and Diallo could barely convey the consequences.
Also Abdou #Diallo initially failed due to muscle problems. How much time is still unclear.
Get well soon, boys! pic.twitter.com/MYtgOpC4bh
– Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) April 1, 2019
Two sides were injured on Saturday in the important victory against Wolfburg, both are not available for coach Lucien Favre in the game of the year. The violation of Diallo did not specify the BVB, he wrote only of "muscle problems". Diallo's downtime is not yet clear.
For Hakimi is the first season in Borussia's shirt, thus prematurely ended. The loan from Real Madrid is already on the way home, it is operating in Madrid. As a general rule, the rehabilitation phase lasts between eight and twelve weeks.
Fewer alternatives in foreign positions
For Favre are calculated only in the top game in Munich, the alternatives to the foreign positions less and less defensive. On the right, Marius Wolf defended well the last time, Hakimi as reinforcer now falls out. Lukasz Piszczek started training but has been out of action for eight weeks.
On the left, it seems even more dramatic. In the end, Raphael Guerreiro defended Wolfsburg on the left lane – he prefers Favre to be at the front. Marcel Schmelzer is fit but has not been at Favre for weeks. The emergency situation could now bring him closer to the starting lineup again.