Wolfsburg hit by Brooks injury blow

VfL Wolfsburg’s United States of America central-defender John Brooks is expected to be out of action for at least around three months, after sustaining a thigh injury.

The USA international was substituted just before half-time in Wolves' recent 1-0 win over Eintracht Norderstedt in the first round of the DFB Cup. As such, the club have since confirmed that Brooks suffered a torn tendon in his right thigh muscle. 

Having signed from Hertha Berlin ahead of the 2017/18 campaign, the three-month layoff will likely see the centre-back miss the majority of the first half of the Bundesliga season. 

In addition, Wolfsburg are also said to be light on fit players in his position with Jeffrey Bruma a number of months away from recovering from a knee injury, while Luiz Gustavo's departure to Marseille has also lessened coach Dieter Hecking's defensive options.

The club's official Twitter account tweeted, "John will be out for around three months after tearing tendons in his right thigh in the cup on Sunday. Get well soon, Jay!"