Bundesliga: Schalke's Papadopoulos has chicken pox

Schalke 04 will be without central defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos, who has had chicken pox, in their Ruhr valley derby against champions Borussia Dortmund on Saturday (1330).

Bundesliga: Schalke's Papadopoulos has chicken pox

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Schalke defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos

Schalke coach Huub Stevens could also be without teenager Julian Draxler and Christoph Metzelder, who got a knock on his knee in training on Wednesday.

Draxler broke his arm earlier this month and is wearing a cast.

"If Julian does not have problems with it then he could be in the squad," said Stevens.

Dortmund are also missing a talismanic playmaker in Mario Goetze.

Schalke are third on 14 points with Dortmund, whose playmaker Mario Goetze return injured from international duty, two points behind in fourth.

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