Borussia Dortmund will play away to 17th-place Werder Bremen on Saturday afternoon in the Bundesliga.
Julian Brandt, who suffered an ankle injury during BVB’s 3-4 loss against Bayer Leverkusen two weeks ago, was marked doubtful by coach Lucien Favre on Thursday.
“We will have to wait and see, he didn’t train in the last 10 days,” the Swiss coach told his news conference.
However, the 23-year-old was among the Dortmund players who travelled via bullet train to Bremen on Friday according to WAZ, giving fans hope that he will be help his team in an important Bundesliga clash.
The Black and Yellows, who beat PSG 2-1 in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 home leg on Tuesday, are looking to avenge their DFB Pokal exit after losing 3-2 at the Weserstadion in the German Cup in early February.
Though the game will come too soon for the injured team captain Marco Reus, who picked up a muscle injury during the cup match and Thomas Delaney, who has been sidelined for several months by a knee injury and is expected to return to the training ground in the coming days.
Meanwhile, Werder Bremen coach Florian Kohfeldt will have to make do without the injured Philipp Bargfrede, Kevin Möhwald, Niclas Füllkrug, Kevin Vogt, Christian Gross and the suspended Maximilian Eggestein while left-back Ludwig Augustinsson and centre-back Sebastian Langkamp will return from injury.
Nuri Sahin, who was benched for several weeks, will play in the wake of Eggestein in defensive midfield according to Kohfeldt, whose side has set a negative club record by losing all of their last five home fixtures.