After his pubic bone injury, it is still uncertain when Mark Uth will return to the pitch. The Cologne attacker’s complaints are puzzling.

“We don’t make any predictions with Mark. If there’s a break, I know what will happen. But with Mark’s injury, we don’t know what will happen and to what extent it will be good or not,” said Steffen Baumgart during Cologne’s USA trip (via kicker) . Uth injured his pubic bone in the first round of the DFB Cup in August and underwent surgery shortly afterwards. Since then, the 31-year-old has only been used as a joker four times. So far, the complaints have not allowed for more.

“The cause of the pain has been found, but we can’t get rid of the pain,” Baumgart continued. As early as August, shortly before Uth’s operation, managing director Christian Keller explained that the cause of the injury problem had been found: “We now know what it is, where the pubic bone problem comes from. That should be fixed promptly. It will be a small one give an operation.” The injury then turned out to be much more complicated than expected.

The situation around Dejan Ljubicic, who injured his knee, is more gratifying. The midfielder tore an inner ligament in October but should be available again for the start of the second half of the season.

“We assume that he will start team training again at the beginning of January. Then there are still three weeks until the season starts again. We hope that everything will go well,” said Baumgart.

This article was originally published on as concerns about Uth continue – hope for Ljubicic.