Weston McKennie is set for some time on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury.
After coming off the bench in the 63rd minute of Sunday’s match, McKennie lasted just 20 minutes before hurting his right knee. The issue came when the U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder collided with Hannover’s Felix Klaus.
Following an examination, McKennie is set to miss six weeks with a partial rupture in his MCL.
With Leon Goretzka set to join Bayern Munich, the midfield picture looks set to open up for McKennie when he does return. Meanwhile, the club also recently experimented with the 19-year-old midfielder as a centerback during the winter break.
Schalke returns to action on Saturday against Stuttgart.