Albin Ekdal out with thigh injury

The Swedish midfielder will miss the upcoming away game against Schalke 04 with a muscle injury in his right thigh.

Albin Ekdal will not be available for training in the next few days or for selection for the Schalke game on Sunday. The Swede, who celebrated qualifying for the 2018 World Cup with his national side on Monday, has suffered a muscle injury in his right thigh. He picked up the knock in the first leg of the playoff against Italy and was forced off in the 57th minute of that game.