Bayer Leverkusen's Joel Pohjanpalo sidelined until December

Bayer Leverkusen will be without forward Joel Pohjanpalo for a lengthy period after he broke his foot in training.

Pohjanpalo, 22, picked up the injury while training the day after his side's 1-1 Champions League draw in Monaco on Tuesday.

The Finland international has been ruled out "provisionally until into December'' by Leverkusen, who say he must spend the "next six weeks'' with a cast on his foot.

After the cast is removed in November, Pohjanpalo will recommence light training, although a return before the turn of the year is looking uncertain.

Pohjanpalo joined Leverkusen from Fortuna Dusseldorf in the summer and made his first start after four substitute appearances in the 3-2 Bundesliga win at Mainz last weekend.