Germany striker Gerald Asamoah will be out for several months after suffering a badly broken left leg in Schalke’s UEFA Cup defeat by Nancy.
Asamoah underwent surgery the on Thursday night, Schalke said on Friday.
“He will be out for many months,” Schalke said on their website.
“I’ve never seen anything like it,’ Schalke captain Marcelo Bordon told reporters after the game.
“It was completely out of order. I can’t understand how it only brought a yellow card.”