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Schalke's Johannes Geis gets five-game ban for horror challenge

Geis has said sorry for what he called a miscalculated challenge.

Schalke midfielder Johannes Geis has been given a five-match suspension in all domestic competitions after a challenge that left Borussia Monchengladbach winger Andre Hahn needing surgery.

Hahn, 25, suffered a tibial plateau fracture and a lateral meniscus tear in his left knee following the Germany under-21 international's challenge in Gladbach's 3-1 win on Sunday.

Geis, 22 -- who was sent off for the challenge -- was also fined €15,000 by the German FA (DFB), and both Schalke and the player have accepted the suspension.

On Sunday, he apologised for the foul on his social media outlets, saying he had miscalculated his challenge.

The punishment means Geis will miss the DFB-Pokal match against Monchengladbach as well as Bundesliga games against Ingolstadt, Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen.

However, he is eligible to play in the Europa League match at Sparta Prague.


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