The 30-year-old defender had to be subbed off during the 1st half of Friday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Germany in Frankfurt.
Speaking to the media after the game, Piszczek indicated optimism about a quick recovery:
“It’s not the hip, it’s a slight problem with the adductors. They are hurting, but I hope it’s a matter of only a few days.”
Lukasz Piszczek to reporters after Poland’s 1:3 loss in Germany
Hip injuries have been a constant problem for Piszczek over the last few years, so him ruling that out has to be cause for relief among Borussia’s fans.
Piszczek himself indicated he might even be ready to face Gibraltar on Monday, but one would hope he doesn’t have to play in what promises to be a blowout victory for Poland. With his penchant for re-aggravating injuries, it seems too big a risk in a game that, quite frankly, he will have very little influence on anyway.
Should Piszczek miss any time for Borussia, Matthias Ginter would be in line for an extended stay on the right side of the defence, where he, curiosly, looked more comfortable going forward than defending. Regular right back Erik Durm is still out indefinitely with a misterious knee injury.