Schalke were dealt a huge blow today as it was announced that captain Benedikt Höwedes was set for another lengthy injury spell.
The World Cup winner only recently returned from Ankle and a hand injury in November.
However, during Schalke mid-season training camp in America, the 27-year-old has been hit with another injury setback. This setback will see Andre Breitenreiter without the centre-back until mid-April.
There is only one solution for the Schalke head coach and that is to look for a replacement in January.