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Cologne midfielder Leonardo Bittencourt will undergo surgery and will be out of the terrain for about a month and a half. Surgery is scheduled for Wednesday, Cologne coach Stephan Ruttenbeck said. The midfielder suffered a trauma in the groin and missed the start of the team`s winter training. Several other Cologne players are sick or injured and also did not attend the first training of the `goats` who are starting a hard battle to remain in the Bundesliga. Cologne won just 6 points in the autumn half-season and is 11 points out of the salvation zone. `We will do our best to achieve something that is extremely difficult and bordering on the impossible, ` said team defender Dominique Maro.
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