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Mats Hummels

25-Year-Old Defender     Borussia Dortmund  Bundesliga


Germany

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Foot    EST. RETURN:  11/23/2014
Birthdate:  December 16, 1988    Birthplace:  Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
Nationality:  Germany    Height:  6' 4"    Weight:  198 lbs    

November 2, 2014    Mats Hummels News

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Hummels will be out for three weeks after injuring his foot against Bayern Munich Bundesliga.com reports.

Hummels was substituted in the 46th minute against Bayern Munich after complaining of pain at half-time. Now after a medical examination it has been confirmed that Dortmund's captain will face time on the sidelines. It's terrible news for Dortmund who sit 17th in the Bundesliga and will miss their star defender for crunch league games against Borussia Moenchengladbach and Paderborn. Hummels will also definitely miss the Champions League clash with Galatasaray and is doubtful for the trip to Arsenal later in the month.

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November 2, 2014

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Hummels could be out with an ankle injury for up to six weeks according to Bild.de

Hummels was taken off after half-time in Dortmund's 2-1 defeat to Bayern Munich Saturday and reports suggest that he could face a lengthy spell on the sidelines. Early indications are that Hummels injured his ankle after jumping awkwardly and was replaced by Neven Subotic after complaining of pain at half-time. Full news of the injury will come out Monday and could potentially be disastrous for Dortmund.

November 1, 2014

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Hummels kept a first half clean sheet but was then replaced on 46 minutes due to injury as Dortmund fell to a 2-1 defeat Saturday at Bayern Munich.

Hummels put in a typically assured defensive display against Bayern helping Dortmund take a lead into half-time. Hummels produced a captain's performance, defending well and playing the ball out when he could. However injury and his replacement by Neven Subotic after the break made Dortmund's defense far more shaky and their opponents capitalized. Early reports suggest that a recurrence of a foot injury was the reason for his withdrawal and Dortmund certainly cannot afford losing their star defender once again.

October 29, 2014

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Hummels kept a clean sheet and it was rarely threatened as Dortmund beat St. Pauli 3-0 Tuesday in the DFB Pokal.

The defensive pairing of Hummels and Neven Subotic was far too strong for their lower league opposition's attack. While Subotic dug in deep and made a couple of telling blocks, Hummels swept up comfortably and played the ball to safety. Dortmund are looking much stronger defensively now but will face the ultimate test Saturday when they visit free-scoring Bayern Munich.

October 25, 2014

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Hummels looked solid and very composed but could not stop Dortmund falling to a 1-0 defeat Saturday to Hannover.

Dortmund's defense is looking far more solid now that both Hummels and partner Neven Subotic are finding form. Hummels was commanding and only lost his clean sheet to a free-kick he could do nothing to prevent. He also always looked to play the ball out from the back (making more passes than anyone else in the game) and had a header tipped onto the crossbar by superb visiting goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler. With Dortmund's defensive pairing finally appearing solid, Hummels' first Bundesliga clean sheet of the season must be imminent.

October 23, 2014

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Hummels kept a clean sheet and was a dominant force in defense as Dortmund routed Galatasaray 4-0 Wednesday in the Champions League.

While Dortmund can't stop leaking goals in the Bundesliga, they are yet to concede in the Champions League. In the last two games Hummels has been a big reason for that, against Galatsaray he played 69 minutes and never looked troubled, effectively stunting the opposition's defense and organizing the back-line well. If he and his defense can show this kind of composure against Hannover Saturday, they are sure to be successful.

October 19, 2014

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Hummels was on the losing side and conceded two sloppy goals as Dortmund were defeated 2-1 Saturday by FC Köln.

There are only so many games that can be blamed on fitness, transfer speculation and World Cup hangovers. Hummels has been lacklustre and error prone since his return to the side and is a shadow of the player of last season. This time around he was at fault for the first goal, stepping out and missing the ball to let the opposition through and never looked confident throughout. With talented players like Neven Subotic waiting impatiently on the bench, Hummels needs to be a lot more solid or risk losing his place in the team.

October 5, 2014

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Hummels failed to keep a clean sheet Saturday as Dortmund lost 1-0 to Hamburg.

A return to full fitness has been a slow process for Hummels. Although now managing to play the full 90 minutes of games, his overall performances looks rusty. His movement still isn't sharp enough and he was one of several players who had a torrid time dealing with Hamburg live-wire Nicolai Müller. Hummels did make a superb block to deny a glorious goal-scoring opportunity in the second half but visibly needs more game time and is likely to get that as Dortmund try to find form.