The Swiss suffered a torn muscle fibre in his right thigh in their Wednesday Champions League match at Sevilla.
According toRuhr Nachrichten
, the centre-defender will be sidelined for several weeks due to his injury.
, who has missed the last eight games for the same injury as Akanji, is expected to fill in for the Switzerland international. In addition to
also is able to provide the cover for the position as he played as a central-defender alongside
in their 4-0 win over