Japanese midfielder Kazuki Nagasawa featured in the last ten games of the 2013/14 campaign as Köln secured promotion back to the Bundesliga as second-tier champions
Japanese midfielder Kazuki Nagasawa featured in the last ten games of the 2013/14 campaign as Köln secured promotion back to the Bundesliga as second-tier champions
Bundesliga

Nagasawa suffers knee injury

Köln - Kazuki Nagasawa faces an indefinite spell on the sidelines after tearing the medial ligament in his left knee during 1. FC Köln's pre-season win over a Burgenlandes XI.

The 22-year-old Japanese midfielder, who joined the Rhineland club in January from Yokohama F. Marinos, will undergo an MRI scan on Wednesday, but it is not thought he will require surgery.

2013/14 Bundesliga 2 champions Köln kick-start the new top-flight season at home to Hamburger SV on 23 August.