Bundesliga outfit Mainz have received some disappointing news on the injury front in the aftermath of their 1-0 league win away against Kaiserslautern at the weekend.
Head coach Thomas Tuchel will have to make do without the services of young attacker Adam Szalai for a while after the Hungarian international picked up a knee injury.
The 23-year-old was forced to leave the pitch after only 12 minutes of play following an unfortunate collision with Kaiserslautern goalie Tobias Sippel and underwent further examination on Sunday.
A report on the club's official website reads that Szalai will be unavailable for several weeks due to the knee injury, but it's not yet exactly clear how long the attacker will be out of action.
Meanwhile, Danish attacker Morten Rasmussen has left Mainz with immediate effect and will play on loan at Aalborg until the end of the season.
The 26-year-old forward was on loan at Mainz from Celtic, but failed to secure regular first team action at the Bundesliga side. Therefore, all parties involved agreed to terminate Rasmussen's loan contract, thus paving the way for a return to Denmark.