1. FC Cologne. Captain Jonas Hector threatens break

Köln –

1. FC Köln are worried about their captain Jonas Hector. The FC defender had to leave the field with a head injury in the 3-1 win against Arminia Bielefeld. “We have a duty of care towards our players,” said Thomas Kessler, Head of Licensing at FC: “Jonas complained of headaches and nausea.”

Hector collided with Bielefeld’s Alessandro Schöpf in the fourth minute, was treated for a long time in the dressing room and returned with a head bandage. After 29 minutes the game was over for him. “He felt uncomfortable. It’s a very, very deep wound,” reported coach Steffen Baumgart.

Hector leigt am Boden

Alessandro Schöpf (right) and Jonas Hector are lying on the lawn after their collision.

During the break in treatment, various examinations were carried out, which Hector passed, said Kessler: “It would be grossly negligent to let him out on the field without carrying out checks.” In the course of the game, however, Hector found that it couldn’t go any further. The captain is now to be further investigated.

Modeste: “We still have three games left and we have to win them all”

Meanwhile, 1. FC Köln has definitely improved its starting position with the three points in the race for the long-awaited place in the European Cup. Hoffenheim is now three points behind, Union Berlin is still one point ahead of Cologne.

After the game, Anthony Modeste said about the game and the big goal: “It was a hard piece of work. We now have three games left and we have to win all of them. And then we are where everyone wants to be. I feel like it’s deja vu, we’re doing well. The euphoria is there. Everything is going like 2017 right now. And we all know what happened back then. We wish that.”

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