Ghana forward Kevin Prince-Boateng will miss Hertha Berlin’s Bundesliga clash against Bayern Munich on Saturday.
The 34-year-old did not train this week after picking a knock in the game against Wolfsburg following a challenge from Maximilliano Arnold.
Manager Pal Dardai confirmed the player’s absence for tomorrow’s big game.
“He didn’t train during the week, not even individually. I think it won’t work,” said coach Pal Dardai before the Berlin Bundesliga game on Saturday
“I’m very happy with his attitude,” added the Hertha Berlin coach.
The former AC Milan midfielder returned to his boyhood club for a second stint at the start of the new season.
Boateng is back for his fifth spell in the German Bundesliga, having played for Hertha previously as well as Borussia Dortmund, Schalke, and Eintracht Frankfurt.
He came through the young ranks at Hertha and eventually debuted for the first team in the second fixture of the 2005/06 Bundesliga season.
After 14 years away, Boateng has returned, and sporting director Fredi Bobic said it was important the club brought back someone who was ingrained in the ethos of Hertha.
So far this season, he has made two appearances without scoring or assisting.