Bochum defender Jordi Osei-Tutu will be conspicuously absent from the upcoming clash against Wolfsburg, as confirmed by Bochum coach Thomas Letsch.
The 25-year-old English-born Ghanaian, a key asset for VfL Bochum, is sidelined due to an unexpected bout of illness, leaving a notable void in the squad just ahead of their crucial league encounter scheduled for Saturday afternoon.
According to Coach Letsch, Osei-Tutu was unable to participate in Friday's training session, falling victim to a sudden onset of a cold. As a consequence, the defender will be forced to watch the game from the sidelines, a setback that Bochum surely didn't anticipate as they gear up to face Wolfsburg.
This unexpected development adds a layer of uncertainty for VfL Bochum, as Osei-Tutu's defensive prowess has been a linchpin for the team, evident from his inclusion in the squad from the onset of the current Bundesliga season.
Having missed training on the eve of the game, it is clear that Osei-Tutu's absence is not a tactical decision but rather an unforeseen circumstance that the team must navigate.