International Soccer - Germany

Nurnberg confirms knee injuries for Chandler, Ginczek

Nurnberg, Germany ( - Nurnberg's survival hopes took a hit over the weekend as the club confirmed that both striker Daniel Ginczek and defender Timothy Chandler will undergo knee surgery.

Both players suffered their injuries in Nurnberg's 2-0 defeat to league- leaders Bayern Munich on Saturday, which left the club one point from safety.

Ginczek is facing a six-month absence after tearing the cruciate ligament in his right knee, while Chandler is expected to miss 10 weeks with a torn meniscus.

The club has revealed that both players will undergo surgery on Monday and manager Gertjan Verbeek is aware of just how costly Saturday's match was.

"We didn't just lose three points, but also two players," Verbeek said. "It's a big price to pay in a derby like that."

Chandler has started 17 of Nurnberg's 20 games in the Bundesliga and Ginczek has netted three goals in 17 league appearances this term.

02/10 12:15:36 ET