The former Southampton man was named Bees captain at the beginning of the season, and is enjoying the added responsibility.
Both players face lengthy spells on the sidelines.
The German is concerned by the injury, but says the midfielder's ankle injury is not serious.
The Hoops secured Champions League football on Tuesday.
The Belgian says he is looking forward to having some fun with his new teammates after completing a move from Leicester City.
Leeds United youngster Tyler Denton scored against Luton Town on Tuesday evening.
Crystal Palace secured a 2-0 victory against Blackpool last night in the EFL cup.
The 17-year-old American is being courted by several teams.
Sadio Mane returned to Liverpool's starting XI in their 5-0 win over Burton Albion in the EFL Cup.
The teenager started the Reds EFL Cup win against Millwall.
On the eve of an Olympics riven with fear over the future of the Games, organisers have added a further five sports to the programme for Tokyo 2020 in the hope of increasing its appeal to younger audiences.
Rio 2016 organisers will launch a new project to give away more than 200,000 tickets to schoolchildren to help to fill the gaps in stands, the Guardian can reveal.
The Westfield shopping centre steward had the answer. The easiest way to West Ham United’s new ground, which, for now, the club are calling London Stadium? “Up one floor on the escalator,” he said. “Straight down towards John Lewis, left out of the last door, cut past Jamie Oliver’s restaurant and you’ll see it.”