Nabil Bentaleb and Hamza Mendyl face period on the sidelines
FC Schalke 04 will have to do without Nabil Bentaleb and Hamza Mendyl for the time being. Bentaleb underwent a minor surgical procedure on his groin on Tuesday, while Mendyl sustained an ankle injury in training.
The Algerian international is to resume his rehabilitation in Gelsenkirchen in two weeks’ time. The aim is for the midfielder to be fit again by the end of the season.
Meanwhile Hamza Mendyl will also be sidelined with injury for the foreseeable future. The defender suffered an injury to the anterior syndesmosis ligament in his ankle during training and will be out for an indefinite period.