The secret hope that he could be back in the game at his ex-club has now finally been dashed.
The muscle tendon injury in the left thigh in Mainz defensive specialist Dominik Kohr (27, on loan from Eintracht to Mainz for almost a year) is healing according to plan: The derby on Saturday is definitely too early for him.
In the race for a possible appearance by Karim Onisiwo (29), however, every hour counts.
After a tackle from Hertha defender Stark, for which there could also have been penalties, the Ösi had to go out Tuesday, had injured his ankle.
Onisiwos failure would hit the 05er hard: The successful “Jonny-Siwo” storm duo with him and Jonny Burkardt (together 9 goals, 8 preparations in the preliminary round) would have been blown up.
Exciting in the case: If veteran Adam Szalai (34, was missing because of a bruised neck) after his car accident, Marcus Ingvartsen (25) could get a starting eleven chance.