From 100 to 0 in just 4 months!
After Andre Hoffmann (28), Shinta Appelkamp (20) will also be canceled due to Corona Saturday in Hamburg (8.30 p.m. / Sky). He has to be in quarantine for at least 14 days – the low point of a difficult time for Shinta.
Horror first half of the season for Appelkamp!
Review: In June, the Fortuna jewel was still U21 European champion, then wanted to show off in the club. But most recently Appelkamp was mainly used as a joker. He only played half of the possible 900 minutes (491) and only made two goals.
The problem: After a long summer and a late start in training, the German-Japanese does not physically have the strength for several games in a row in the starting line-up.
During the international break, the midfield ace wanted to attack the U21 national team again, but had to play against Israel (3-2) there too.
On Monday he got cold symptoms before the second game in Hungary, but he was still training. Tuesday morning the decision: departure! Corona suspicion!
According to BILD information, the DFB already suspected at this point that the double-vaccinated Appelkamp could have caught Corona.
Therefore no flight was booked, a DFB driver and one of the team doctors chauffeured Appelkamp by car for 14 hours and almost 1,400 kilometers from Szeged in Hungary to Düsseldorf – all three wore FFP2 masks the entire time.
Then on Thursday the shock result of the PCR test – Appelkamp will miss AT LEAST three games. Then he has to slowly fight his way back after the forced break. Instead of being the leading player as planned, the first half of the season is practically over for Appelkamp.
A real horror!