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Frankfurt keeper Trapp to undergo hand, finger surgery
March 20, 2013 / 8:37 AM / 5 years ago

Frankfurt keeper Trapp to undergo hand, finger surgery

BERLIN (Reuters) - Eintracht Frankfurt’s in-form goalkeeper Kevin Trapp will undergo surgery on a broken hand and finger and is likely to miss the rest of the season, the club said on Wednesday.

Goalkeeper Kevin Trapp of Eintracht Frankfurt saves a ball against Bayern Munich during their German first division Bundesliga soccer match in Munich, November 10, 2012. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Trapp suffered the injury during a publicity shoot with Germany’s Under-21 team on Monday and tests in Frankfurt on Tuesday revealed fractures to his left hand and middle finger. He will have the operation on Friday.

“It is a regrettable injury and a major setback for Frankfurt,” club boss Heribert Bruchhagen said. “The chance of him playing again this season is minimal.”

“We will discuss these results with the DFB (German football association) and examine in detail the process of the accident.”

It is still unclear exactly how the 22-year-old was injured.

Trapp has played in every game this season and his outstanding form has helped the promoted club rise to fourth place in the Bundesliga and into contention for a Champions League spot.

Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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