Ludwig Augustinsson did not miss a single competitive fixture last season. The left-back was on the pitch for all 34 Bundesliga matches, as well as five DFB-Pokal fixtures. Now, the 25-year-old (who did not feature against Atlas Delmenhorst), is also set to miss the opening match of the Bundesliga season against Fortuna Düsseldorf on Saturday 17th August 2019 (15:15 CEST). Head coach Florian Kohfeldt confirmed Augustinsson’s absence during a press conference on Thursday. “Ludde is not ready to return yet. We also can’t pinpoint exactly when he will return. We just need to wait and don’t want to take a risk with him,” said Kohfeldt.