Young Boys is deprived until further notice of his goalkeeper David von Ballmoos, who dislocated his left shoulder on Wednesday during the round of 16 of the Swiss Cup lost by the Bernese in Lugano. Problem: his replacement is also injured.
The length of David von Ballmoos’ unavailability is not yet known. He will indeed undergo further examinations in the coming days to determine if an operation is necessary. The international goalkeeper was injured by deflecting a penalty kicked with rare power by Reto Ziegler, from the 13th minute of play.
Von Ballmoos’ injury is bound to be a heavy blow for YB, who will travel to St. Gallen in the league on Saturday. His lining Guillaume Faivre is indeed just recovering from a thigh injury and could still be too short for this trip.
Abdullah Laidani (18), who replaced von Ballmoos at Lugano on Wednesday, may therefore have the opportunity to make his Super League debut. Unless it is the turn of Leandro Zbinden (19 years old), who is the third “official” goalkeeper and who started last Saturday during the 3-1 victory of the Bernese U21s in Cham as part of the 12th day of Promotion League.