Central defender and captain of RB Leipzig Willi Orban will be absent for ten weeks following an injury to his right knee during a friendly match with the Hungarian selection, the eastern German club announced on Tuesday. Willi Orban was injured an hour into the match against the Czech Republic (1-1) on Sunday at the Puskas Arena in Budapest. “More detailed examinations carried out on Monday in Leipzig revealed that our captain injured his right knee and will therefore be missed by our team for around ten weeks,” explained RB Leipzig in a press release.

In addition, Spanish striker Dani Olmo, in great form at the start of the season with Leipzig (five goals and an assist in four official matches), also injured his right knee during selection in Georgia (7-1 victory). ) Friday, and will miss “a few matches”, explained the club, without providing further details. Third in the championship last season and double winner of the German Cup (2022 and 2023), Leipzig hosts Augsburg on Saturday, before traveling next Tuesday to Bern for the first day of the Champions League.