Former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez will miss the start of the Bundesliga season after breaking his hand in an accident at home.
Bayer Leverkusen confirmed that the 28-year-old required surgery after falling down a flight of stairs.
Hernandez will now miss Saturday’s match at Borussia Mönchengladbach and has been ruled out for two weeks,
“‘Chicharito’ suffered a fractured right hand falling down the stairs in his flat last night,” Leverkusen said in a statement.
“Hernandez was successfully operated on this morning.”
Leverkusen captain Lars Bender will also miss the start of the campaign after picking up an ankle injury playing for Germany in the men’s final of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games last Saturday.