Jakub 'Kuba' Blaszczykowski has been ruled out of Borussia Dortmund's Matchday 18 trip to Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Jakub 'Kuba' Blaszczykowski has been ruled out of Borussia Dortmund's Matchday 18 trip to Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Bundesliga

Cold keeps Kuba out of Leverkusen trip

Dortmund - Borussia Dortmund midfielder will miss Saturday evening's trip to Bayer 04 Leverkusen due to a cold.

Midfield absentees

The club announced the news on their official Twitter account on Thursday.

As well as 'Kuba', BVB head coach Jürgen Klopp will also be without

Sebastian Kehl

(shoulder),

Kevin Großkreutz

(ankle) and

Sven Bender

(knee), while

Ilkay Gündogan

is a major doubt. Second-from-bottom Dortmund get their season back under way with 13 points to make up on third-placed Bayer 04 after suffering no less than ten league defeats over the course of the

Hinrunde

.

Translation: Cold rules Kuba out of Leverkusen game

Translation: Klopp: "If [Gündogan is to play] then he will have to take part in training with the team tomorrow. Leverkusen is doubtful, Augsburg is certain."