Schalke's Ralf Fährmann Suffers Knee Injury

Goalkeeper Ralf Faehrmann kneels on the pitch after the UEFA Europa League group J match between FC Schalke 04 and Maccabi Haifa FC at Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Schalke 04 goalkeeper Ralf Fährmann suffered a knee injury in Saturday's clash with Kaiserslautern.

Schalke 04 announced that goalkeeper Ralf Fährmann ruptured a ligament in his left knee during the match on Saturday against Kaiserslautern. According to the team's doctor Dr. Thorsten Rarreck, Fährmann is expected to miss "several weeks".

The injury occurred when Fährmann came off his line to make a play on Kaiserslautern forward Dorge Kouemaha. In the process of injuring his knee, Fährmann also gave away a penalty and was rewarded with a red card for his efforts.

Lars Unnerstall will likely fill in for Fährmann in the interim, but it remains to be seen whether Horst Heldt and Huub Stevens feel they need to bring in a goalkeeper with more experience.Two names being thrown around in particular are Timo Hildebrand and Jens Lehmann.

Hildebrand, 32, has been training in Frankfurt to stay in shape. He has not found a club since leaving Sporting Lisbon at the end of last season. Lehmann, 41, has been doing match commentary for Sky in Germany since a short stint at the end of last year with Arsenal.

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