Serey Die out for the season
Ivory Coast and Stuttgart midfielder Serey Die will miss the rest of the season after suffering a leg injury the club has confirmed.
Die, 31, picked up the injury during Stuttgart’s 2-2 draw with Darmstadt in the Bundesliga on Saturday and test have revealed the extent of the injury.
Although Die noticed pain in his abductor muscle only 10 minutes into the match, he continued to play on.
Stuttgart Sport director Robin Dutt said: “This is a very unfortunate update, Serey Die is a fighter and he will be missed!”
As well as missing the remainder of the German Bundesliga season, Die is out of Ivory Coast’s friendly against Gabon on 3 June.
And the Elephants face a wait to find out if Die will be fit to take part in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at home to Sierra Leone on 2 September.
Serey Die joined the German side from Swiss champions FC Basel and has been a prominent figure for Stuttgart based side.