There were just minutes to go in VfB’s home clash with VfL Wolfsburg, when Christian Gentner and VfL keeper Koen Casteels collided, leaving the VfB captain floored. Following immediate medical treatment on the pitch, the VfB captain was immediately taken to hospital. Upon arrival, extensive examinations revealed that Christian Gentner had suffered breaks to his lower and lateral eye-socket, his nose and his upper-jaw. The 31-year-old will undergo surgery over the next few days and is expected to make a complete recovery.
VfB wish our captain and his family all the very best and all the strength they need over the coming days and weeks. We hope you make a speedy recovery and are back amongst your team mates again soon.
VfB Sporting Director Michael Reschke: "It’s a cruel blow for Gente, his family and for us. The most important news though is that he will make a full recovery. We will give Christian all the time he needs to get fully fit again. Finally, we are delighted that we will have our captain back on board again. Christian is enormously important for us both on, as well as off, the pitch. In the four Bundesliga games we’ve played thus far, he has impressively proven his exceptional qualities."