Mitchell Weiser to miss start of the season following medial ligament damage in right knee. The former Bayern Munich player will be out for up to four to six weeks following an MRI scan at Salzburg hospital.
Weiser signed for Hertha BSC in the summer from Bayern after the full-back’s contract was not renewed at the Allianz Arena.
The 21-year-old suffered the knee injury in the Berlin side's training camp on Friday afternoon, and the German had to leave training early because of the knee injury.
Weiser’s team mates are set to play Turkish First Division side Akhisar Belediyespor tonight in the final friendly of their training camp.
So far this pre-season, Hertha have won one (7-2 vs. 1. Lübars) drew two (2-2 vs. Neustrelitz, 2-2 vs. Fulham) and lost one (0-1 vs. Rayo Vallecano).
The side are set to return to Berlin on Monday and prepare for their DFB-Pokal first round cup match against newly-promoted second division side DSC Arminia Bielefeld, as well as their first Bundesliga match away to FC Augsburg. He will miss them two games, without doubt.
Dardai disappointed to lose his new signing
Hertha manager Pal Dardai spoke of his devastation of the news that Weiser will miss the start of the season at the very start of his Hertha BSC career: “I want to go onto our next part of pre season in Berlin with our regular first teamers." The Hungarian cited "his speed and technique", as his two main qualities but realised "we will now wait as his recovery will take some time".
Weiser endured a successful breakthrough season at Bayern, making thirteen appearances, starting eight times for the Bavarians. Last season, Weiser scored his first goal in the colours of Bayern against SC Paderborn and he assisted a further four goals, as well as winning the Bundesliga in his first term under Pep Guardiola.