Matteo Guendouzi’s Hertha BSC loan spell came to an end on Thursday, as he suffered a fractured metatarsal in his foot.
After further tests, Hertha then confirmed on Friday that Guendouzi has indeed fractured his metatarsal, and is out for the rest of the season. Hertha are only two weeks from the end of their season anyway, so this isn’t surprising.
Guendouzi will be more concerned about what this means for his summer. The France u21s play the Netherlands in their u21 European Championship quarter-final at the end of May, and there’s also the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
You wouldn’t expect Guendouzi to feature in either event now. The injury also likely ends any outside hopes Guendouzi might have had of a surprise call-up for the French senior national team at the Euros. Though that was already unlikely.
Guendouzi’s loan ends after 24 appearances, two goals, one assist, and two penalties won leading to goals – all in the Bundesliga.
Thursday’s win over Freiburg takes Hertha out of the relegation zone with a game in hand on the teams below them, so they should be fine to secure safety without Guendouzi.