VfL Wolfsburg will have to do without Yannick Gerhardt in preparation for the new season. The midfielder injured himself in the test match

Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg will have to continue their preparations for the new season without midfielder Yannick Gerhardt.

The 28-year-old suffered a ligament injury in his left knee during the 7:1 test match victory of the Lower Saxons at WSG Tirol on Saturday, as the Lower Saxons announced on Sunday.

The first competitive match for the North Germans will be the first round match in the DFB Cup against regional league team FC Carl Zeiss Jena on 30 July (18:00/Sky). For the start of the Bundesliga, the Wolves will welcome league returnees Werder Bremen in a northern duel on 6 August (15:30/Sky).