Soccer star Dejagah hospitalized with hepatitis A

VfL Wolfsburg’s German Under-21 international Ashkan Dejagah is facing a "very long time" on the sidelines after being admitted to a specialist hospital in Hamburg to undergo treatment for hepatitis A.

Wolfsburg coach Felix Magath said,

"It is very unfortunate and he will be sidelined for a very long time. We wish him the swiftest of recoveries."

No word on how the virus was contracted – food, water or otherwise.