Soccer-Stuttgart’s Niedermeier out with suspected torn ligament (Reuters)

By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, Aug 9 (Reuters) – VfB Stuttgart central defender Georg Niedermeier may be ruled out for weeks with a suspected torn ligament with the Bundesliga season starting this weekend, the club said on Friday. The 27-year-old was injured in their 0-0 draw against Botev Plovdiv on Thursday, a result that saw them advance in the Europa League on away goals from the first leg. “The first diagnosis is a suspected torn ligament. There will be further tests to determine the exact damage,” the club said in a statement. …

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