Schalke lose top-scorer Serdar for rest of season

BERLIN (AFP) – Schalke 04, who are struggling for form in the Bundesliga, have lost their top-scorer Suat Serdar for the rest of the season with a torn leg ligament, head coach David Wagner confirmed on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old Serdar, who has scored seven league goals this season from defensive midfield, suffered the injury in the second half in last Sunday’s 3-0 home loss to Augsburg.

Serdar, who made his Germany debut last November, will undergo further tests to decide “whether an operation is necessary at the end of the week,” said Wagner.