26-Year-Old Defender Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga
Schmelzer has been ruled out for a month with a broken hand Bundesliga.com reports.
Schmelzer has joined Dortmund's extensive injury list after breaking his left hand Saturday and undergoing an operation in the evening. It's sad news for Schmelzer who has only just returned to the starting line-up after a groin injury, impressing in recent games with his defensive displays and dangerous set-pieces. "The operation went well" he says. "Now I have to work hard in order to get back on to the pitch as soon as possible." A struggling Dortmund side badly lacking in squad numbers must be desperately hoping that he will.