Got injured last week during RC Strasbourg’s league encounter with Toulouse, which ended in a 2-2 stalemate, Alexander Djiku on the latest reports is highly likely to miss the FIFA World Cup as his injury gradually looks serious.
The 28-year-old following this has been ruled out in this week’s fixture against Olympique de Marseille – a minor one as described by head coach Julien Stephan.
However, the highly-rated central defender will not partake in Strasbourg’s 7th home game this season on Saturday which speaks otherwise of Stephan’s statement.
A regular starter at Stade de la Meinau, Djiku’s absence tends to be a huge blow in such an important match – as the Black and Whites are an inch above relegation [16th position] and a loss will stale their progress.
At the national level, his unavailability now and the extent of his injury not known with less than a month to the World’s biggest tournament in Qatar, also a major concern in squad depth.