Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels doubtful to play against Hoffenheim

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Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels doubtful to play against Hoffenheim

German Bundesliga leaders, Borussia Dortmund, influential centre-back, Mats Hummels, could be ruled out from their upcoming league match against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on Saturday at Rhein-Neckar-Arena. Reports suggest that Hummels has been suffering with a spinal nerve that has restricted the centre-back to take part in the training sessions with the team.

Hummels said, “I think I have a chance to play, it's about 50 per cent, but the problem is not solved yet. In everyday life I feel fine but in training I can't make certain movements”.

The 22-year-old defender has played a vital role in the Borussians success this season. The centre-back has strengthened the Borussians back line, as Bundesliga leaders have only conceded 14 goals so far this season.

The Germany international is the product of Bundesliga giants, Bayern Munich. He started his professional career at the Bavarians in 2005/06 season. However, he was unable to make his place in the Bavarians first team. The 22-year-old defender was loaned to the Borussians in 2008/09 season. His performances tempted the Black Yellows management to offer him a permanent contract and since then he has remained a vital part of the team.

Top European clubs have noticed Hummels performances, as Serie A giants Inter Milan were keen to take his signature in the winter transfer market. Rumours were rife that the 22-year-old will be returning to his former club, Bayern Munich. However, Die Borussians management managed to keep their prized asset intact.

The Borussians will be hoping that their influential defender recovers from his injury and returns back to the first team action, as they are en route to lift the Bundesliga title. However, it will not affect the league leaders much as they have a mammoth lead of 12 points over second placed Bayer Leverkusen. With nine matches left to play in the season, team manager Jurgen Kloop will be hoping that his side continues to dominate the league proceedings and emerge German champions at the end of the season.  


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