Zlatko Junuzovic will not play again this year after suffering a shoulder injury in the Matchday 15 draw at VfB Stuttgart.
Zlatko Junuzovic will not play again this year after suffering a shoulder injury in the Matchday 15 draw at VfB Stuttgart.
Bundesliga

Shoulder injury sidelines Bremen's Junuzovic until 2016

Zlatko Junuzovic will not return for SV Werder Bremen until 2016 after suffering a shoulder injury in Sunday's draw in Stuttgart.

Skripnik: 'We have to accept it'

The Austria international had to substituted three minutes into the second half of his team's 1-1 draw after a collision with Stuttgart's Timo Baumgartl left him with a dislocated left shoulder.

A decision will be made on Tuesday whether or not the 28-year-old requires surgery.

"It's a blow for us, but that's football," Bremen coach Viktor Skripnik, whose side are just , said. "We have to accept it when a key player is sidelined. I hope he'll come back even stronger."

Junuzovic, who has featured in all but one of Bremen's 15 league games to date, providing two goals and a brace of assists, will miss next weekend's home encounter with 1. FC Köln, as well as next week's DFB Cup trip to Mönchengladbach and the Matchday 17 game at Eintracht Frankfurt.