Eggestein blow for Bremen

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Werder Bremen will be without Maximilian Eggestein for the trip to Union Berlin in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Werder Bremen will be without Maximilian Eggestein for the trip to Union Berlin in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

The midfield playmaker has a back injury and will miss the trip to the capital.

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“Maxi pulled out of yesterday’s training session. He slipped while attempting a tackle and has since been suffering with a back problem; unfortunately he won’t be fit enough to play. It’s a huge blow for us. Nevertheless, we travel to Berlin with a strong team, and I’m confident that they have enough quality to win the game,” head coach Florian Kohfeldt told the club website.

The injury is not serious and the 22-year-old should be able to return when Bremen host RB Leipzig in the next round of fixtures.

Werder have a number of players unavailable, with defenders Niklas Moisander and Omer Toprak among their absentees.

Kohfeldt’s side lost their first two games of the season but overcame Augsburg 3-2 before the international break.

Union Berlin won promotion last season and have four points to show from three games so far, having picked up a shock 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in their last outing.

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