Bundesliga news

Adler needs surgery

July 12, 2011
Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Rene Adler is to undergo knee surgery on Wednesday and is likely to miss the start of the new Bundesliga season.

Adler, 26, will be operated on in a bid to remove scar tissue from the patellar tendon in his right knee. He injured the joint in the pre-season game with Salzburg on July 3 and says surgery is the only option.

"I have to have an operation if I want to play this forthcoming season without pain,'' he told the club's official website. "It ...

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