The Red Devils have started the new campaign poorly and with three games played in the league they’ve failed to pick up some early three points. After a shock 4-0 defeat in the opening game of the season against Hannover 96 they’ve struggled to get going as a 1-1 draw to newly promoted Würzburger Kickers followed.
A short break from league football came when FCK travelled away to face 3.Liga struggler’s Hallescher FC and it wasn’t the confidence boost people expected as Hallescher FC defeated Kaiserslautern in extra time. The disappointing result was then followed up by a goalless draw at home to Fortuna Düsseldorf.
With the club in need of goal’s and victories Tuesday brought the annoucement of some disappointing news as the club’s top scorer last season, Kacper Przybylko was confirmed to miss the next several weeks due to a previous injury.
The young forward suffered a broken metatarsal at the end of last season in Kaiserslautern’s 4-1 victory away to FSV Frankfurt. With pre-season to recover the forward managed to play in the club’s first two matches of the season.
Despite coming off the bench in the opening two matches Przybylko wasn’t in the squad for the last two matches and the fan’s now have the reason why, the club announced the forward has suffered setback due to his foot not healing as well as first thought and over the next coming weeks Przybylko will need conservative treatment before stepping out onto the pitch once more.
There is no set date for when Przybylko will return to action and with the lack of experienced forward’s at the club his preence will be missed on the pitch.
The timing couldn’t be much worse for Kaiserslautern with a run of tricky fixtures approaching, up next is a visit to fellow struggler’s Sandhausen and then FCK play hosts as VfB Stuttgart come to town before the visit of Dynamo Dresden.
English forward Osayamen Osawe has been picked for the last couple of matches to fill the void left by Przybylko and has done well in his quest for a more regular starting spot, in the game against his former club Hallescher the youngster scored twice. Nevertheless Kaiserslautern will still be hoping Przybylko makes a swift recovery and return to scoring ways.