Leverkusen suffer Castro injury blow

Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Gonzalo Castro has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury in training on Wednesday.

Castro has made 20 Bundesliga appearances for Leverkusen this season, but will play no part in their final five games after sustaining a torn medial meniscus.

The club have confirmed that Castro will go under the knife and Roger Schmidt will be unable to call on the 27-year-old as his side battle to secure a top three finish which would ensure they automatically qualify for the group stages of the UEFA Champions League.

The long-serving Castro has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich at the end of the season.