Update: 6:40PM EST
It looks like Mats Hummels’ injury might be a little more serious than anyone has let on:
Mats Hummels is struggling with a knee problem and is a doubt for Monday's game against Latvia. Hummels has been carrying the problem for months and was in pain against Denmark. Süle is expected to be the replacement should Hummels miss out. Rüdiger is a starter [@Plettigoal] pic.twitter.com/waj8IkHkOK— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) June 4, 2021
According to Bild reporter Heiko Niedderer, Germany trained without three key players earlier today as Borussia Dortmund center-back Mats Hummels. RB Leipzig defender Lukas Klostermann, and Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka all did not train with the squad.
Goretzka’s absence was not all that unexpected as he is still working his way back from an injury, but Hummels and Klostermann apparently suffered knocks in Wednesday’s friendly against Denmark:
The case of Hummels is curious because Germany manager Joachim Löw acknowledged that he knew the 32-year-old was having patella issues while the veteran defender was still in the game. More, Löw also said that he knew Hummels was having trouble reaching top-speed with his sprints because of the issue.
That, of course, came into play as Hummels desperately tried to make a game-saving tackle on Denmark striker Yussuf Poulsen’s goal. Unfortunately, Hummels missed making a stop by about a step, which ultimately left the game knotted at 1-1.
As for Klostermann — and like Hummels — his ailment does not appear to be too serious if he is already working out on an exercise bike.
Here is another video that Niedderer took from today’s session: