Leon Jensen (24) has not yet played a competitive game for Karlsruher SC.

Unspeakable! Leon Jensen is still waiting for his first assignment for the KSC. The cartilage from the ex-FSV Zwickau player was affected.

Zwickau / Karlsruhe – He’s still waiting for his first assignment for the Karlsruher SC! Leon Jensen (24) was just back in team training after his cruciate ligament rupture and was now seriously injured again.

Leon Jensen (24) has not yet played a competitive game for Karlsruher SC. © dpa / Uli Deck

The cartilage of the former FSV Zwickau midfielder was affected, as the KSC announced on Thursday.

“That is of course very bitter and I feel sorry for Leon, who was very close to the team again. But we will of course give him all the time to get fit again,” said head coach Christian Eichner (39) at the Website of his club.

Now they are “considering which treatment method is best for Leon’s knee.” Team doctor Dr. Marcus Schweizer (58) made it clear that “an operation” will probably follow in the coming week.

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The talented professional is still waiting for his second division debut. He had been signed for a free transfer by the Swans with high hopes before the season. He was used 63 times for West Saxony, scored nine goals thanks to his strong shooting technique and prepared five more goals directly.

He kept hinting that he was now ready for the leap into Germany’s lower house of football, but now, of all times, his body thwarted him twice – extremely bitter for the native of Mannheim!

Leon Jensen (24) on the floor: The midfielder fought his way back after a cruciate ligament tear and is now longer with another knee injury.

Leon Jensen (24) on the floor: The midfielder fought his way back after a cruciate ligament tear and is now longer with another knee injury. © Picture Point / Gabor War

Jensen had never been noticed as prone to injury before. On the contrary. He made a name for himself as a good preparer and technician through regular youth work at Tennis Borussia Berlin and Hertha BSC and played in the third division for SV Werder Bremen II for the first time in 2016/17, where he did not play in his first season came out of the role of a supplementary player.

In 2017/18 he was set for the young green-whites, but could not prevent relegation and surprisingly joined the Luxembourg first division club F91 Dudelange, for whom he even played twice in the Europa League.

Nevertheless, he was unable to assert himself decisively here, which is surprising in retrospect. Zwickau grabbed it in the summer of 2019 and landed a really good catch with the free transfer center player. Until the end of last season, he was a regular under coach Joe Enochs (50) and played his part in keeping the West Saxons relegated.

Now Jensen first has to survive the operation and can then work on his comeback again to finally get into the 2. Bundesliga to be able to prove.

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