Agence France-PresseNovember 24, 2013 08:50
Germany winger Sidney Sam has been ruled out of Bayer Leverkusen's Champions League clash at home to Manchester United on Wednesday after tearing a thigh muscle.
The 25-year-old limped off after just four minutes of Leverkusen's 1-0 Bundesliga win at Hertha Berlin on Saturday and a scan on Sunday revealed the extent of the injury.
"The loss of Sidney is very bad news," Bayer's director of sport Rudi Voeller said on the club's website.
"This is the game of games for us in the Champions League, we have to put all our power and effort into it, just without Sidney."