Karim Bellarabi: Bayer Leverkusen winger to miss rest of 2016 with injury

Karim Bellarabi
Bellarabi has played 11 times for Germany, but was not part of the team who went to Euro 2016

Bayer Leverkusen and Germany winger Karim Bellarabi will miss the rest of 2016 with a thigh injury.

The 26-year-old requires surgery on an adductor muscle injury sustained in the first few minutes of Saturday's 3-1 Bundesliga win over Hamburg.

He will be sidelined for the whole of the Champions League group stage - with Leverkusen playing Tottenham at home on 18 October and away on 2 November.

French club Monaco and Russia's CSKA Moscow are the other teams in Group E.

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