Sebastian Stolz’s working day in Dresden ended after just over 20 minutes. The 26-year-old newcomer from Regensburg could not breathe and had to leave. As it turned out during intense investigations on Monday, the Hannover 96 wing suffered an abdominal muscle injury. “Unfortunately it will take some time,” coach Jan Zimmermann said.
Proud wasn’t the only one who had to leave the field injured. Left-back Niklas Holt was also injured, and even the Swedes feared a serious knee injury. But in this case, everything was presented clearly, nothing was broken in the knee, as the MRI showed. “He’s in pain, so we’ll have to see if that’s enough for this week,” Zimmerman said.
And there’s more news from 96 employees: Linton Maina, who passed quarantine on Friday but didn’t go to Dresden with us, trained again on Monday. “We have to see how fit he is now,” Zimmerman said. Sebastian Kirk also got engaged again after hock issues. “With him we have to see how his foot reacts from day to day. He definitely feels better and moves more freely. That was really good,” said the Reds boss.
However, Frank Evina is still unlucky. After a ruptured external ligament and a muscle injury, the winger now suffers the latest injury once again and is still not available to Zimmermann.