Schalke 04 captain Benedikt
Hoewedes needs surgery on a fractured cheekbone and will be out
for weeks after being injured in the 3-1 win over VfB Stuttgart
that put them level with Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich.
Germany international Howedes clashed with team-mate Marco
Hoeger just before the break and was taken to hospital.
"They diagnosed him with a broken cheekbone," Schalke Sports Director Horst Heldt told reporters after Saturday's match. "He
will undergo surgery on Monday."
The 23-year-old will spend the night in hospital and is
expected to be sidelined for several weeks, said club doctor
Schalke moved level on 37 points with Bayern, who slumped to
a 3-1 defeat at Borussia Monchengladbach on Friday.
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