Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar likely out until January

The Bundesliga's top scorer in the 2011-12 season has played only three games for Schalke this season.

updated: October 18, 2013 09:29 IST
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Berlin: Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar will likely not return to action before January because of knee ligament damage, according to Schalke sporting director Horst Held.

"We're going on the principle that he probably won't play during the first half of the season," Held told Sport 1 television channel.

Held said a decision on an operation would be taken in the "coming days", with the 30-year-old Huntelaar wanting a second opinion.

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