Gelsenkirchen - FC Schalke 04 defender faces an indefinite spell on the sidelines after dislocating his right shoulder in training.

The news comes as another bitter blow for the 22-year-old, whose recurring knee problems having restricted him to just four appearances this season.

Silver lining

Meanwhile, there was also good news from Schalke's training ground with Julian Draxler back from a muscular injury, while Marco Höger (torn cruciate ligaments) has also returned to team training.

Atsuto Uchida (muscle fibres), Dennis Aogo (cruciate ligaments) and Benedikt Höwedes (muscle tear) are likewise on the road to recovery with all three defenders still practicing individually.