- Brooks suffered shin injury in Hertha's Matchday 31 defeat to FC Bayern.
- Hertha need to win to keep top-three chase alive.
- Leverkusen are third, Hertha five points behind in fourth.
The capital club confirmed that the USA international, who was due to marshal the defence against a Leverkusen attack led by Mexican striker Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez, has failed to fully recover after being substituted off with a shin injury in the Matchday 31 defeat to Bundesliga leaders FC Bayern München.
"He hasn't been able to train so he'll miss out," said coach Pal Dardai at his pre-match press conference.