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).

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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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