Burkardt’s fellow Mainz striker Karim Onisiwo will also forgo his current international tour-of-duty with a foot contusion.
As for Burkardt, who has struggled with multiple injury woes this season, it might take significantly more time before the 22-year-old can return to his club’s training pitch. If the “distortion” the club reports on turns out to be a “dislocation”, recovery time could stretch out for 4-6 weeks. Burkardt has only been able to make 11 league appearances for the Nullfünfter this season. He finally netted his first goal of the campaign against Frankfurt on Sunday.