Benedikt Höwedes heads home from Orlando

Schalke captain Benedikt Höwedes suffered a pulled hamstring in his right leg during the opening stages of Sunday’s friendly against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. The injury was confirmed during tests on Monday evening.

The training camp is now over for the 27-year-old, who returned home to Germany late last night. Höwedes will miss the Bundesliga restart and will be out of action for the Royal Blues for several weeks.