FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) " Mainz midfielder Jose Rodriguez has been banned for five Bundesliga matches and fined for a horrific tackle on Dominik Kohr that sent the Augsburg midfielder to the hospital.
The German Football Federation fined the Spaniard 10,000 euros ($11,165) on Tuesday.
Kohr required surgery to close a deep gash in his hamstring. He escaped without any fractures but will be out for weeks.
Rodriguez apologized immediately on Sunday after the match, which Mainz won 3-1.
The club has also fined him an undisclosed sum.
This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings