Bayer Leverkusen starlet ruled out for school exam
With a crucial Champions League second leg against Atletico Madrid on the cards, Bayer Leverkusen took the time to inform their fans which players would be unavailable for selection.
Along with several injuries and a suspension to contend with, Leverkusen also revealed they'd be forced to manage without the services of midfieldr Kai Havertz at the Estadio Vicente Calderon.
However, it emerged that the teenager has a very good excuse for staying behind.
Personnel situation:- Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04_en) March 14, 2017
Havertz has important exams at school.#AtletiB04
Aw, bless his little cotton socks. While his teammates are toiling against Atleti, Havertz will be hitting the revision books at home!
At just 17 years of age, Havertz has already racked up 20 appearances for Leverkusen in his debut season.
Sadly, it would appear that his participation may be somewhat limited during the coming weeks.
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