Monday, 28th April, 2014

Bayer Leverkusen striker Stefan Kiessling has been ruled out for the remaining Bundesliga games after sustaining a thigh injury.

The 30-year-old tore a thigh muscle in his left leg in the 83rd minute after pulling it in the race for the ball with Lukasz Piszczek during his side’s 2-2 draw against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, and limped away from the field, replaced by Eren Derdiyok.

A scan of the German footballer’s injury on Sunday morning revealed that he will have to sit out of Leverkusen’s games against Eintracht Frankfurt and Werder Bremen over the coming weeks.

Sascha Lewandowski’s side are fourth in the league, just one point ahead of Wolfsburg, but the injury to Kiessling will come as a blow to Werkself, who are looking to make it to the Champions League next year.


The centre-forward scored 15 league goals for the BayArena outfit this season as he looked to defend his top goalscorer title in the German top-flight.

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