On-loan Nurnberg defender Breno out for season
Nurnberg's hopes of avoiding the drop have suffered a blow after it was confirmed on-loan central defender Breno will miss the rest of the season through injury.
Breno suffered knee ligament damage in Sunday's surprise 3-2 defeat of title challengers Bayer Leverkusen and tests on Monday revealed the extent of the damage.
Breno will fly out to the United States where he will be operated on by renowned knee surgeon Dr Richard Steadman before returning to parent club Bayern Munich.
The defeat of Leverkusen lifted Nurnberg up to 15th in the Bundesliga, just one place above the relegation play-off spot.