Leipzig concerned for Timo Werner after strange substitution

Date published: Wednesday 4th October 2017 1:15

RB Leipzig have admitted they are concerned about the health of highly-rated striker Timo Werner.

Werner, who has been linked with a move to Liverpool, asked to be substituted in the first half of Leipzig’s Champions League game against Besiktas last week due to the noise.

The 21-year-old Germany international was removed from the action on 32 minutes because the volume generated in the Vodafone Arena was too loud. He even tried earplugs to block out the volume from the home fans but he eventually left the field with “hearing issues”.

Leipzig went on to lose 2-0 with Werner on the bench and afterwards Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuttl described the player to be having “breathing and circulation problems.”

Werner missed the Bundesliga win over Cologne at the weekend and the club’s director of sports Ralf Rangnick has revealed they are concerned about the player.

“We are worried about him. That’s obvious. It was an unusual situation in Istanbul,” Rangnick told Kicker.

“And after having the same symptoms again on Friday, he has to assume that it is a matter of being accepted and being looked after.

“It’s about finding out the connections. It makes little sense to speculate. We have to get to the bottom of the matter together and then find the right measures.

“It makes no sense for me to send him to the national team, as long as the diagnosis is not yet finished.”

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