Ballack sidelined by knee injury

Bayer Leverkusen said Sunday that midfielder Michael Ballack has

had another injury setback.

The 34-year-old midfielder was unable to train due to a problem

with his knee and underwent an MRI scan at the team doctor’s clinic

in Cologne on Sunday morning.

Results of the scan are not yet known.

He was an unused substitute in Leverkusen’s 3-0 win at Eintracht

Frankfurt on Saturday.

Ballack, capped 98 times for Germany, returned to action in

January after four months out with a shinbone injury sustained

against Hannover in September.

The former Chelsea player also missed the World Cup with an

ankle injury.