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Injury Round-up: Germany trains without Mats Hummels, Lukas Klostermann, and Leon Goretzka (Updated)

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Germany is dealing with some injury issues as it prepares for Latvia.

Germany Seefeld Training Camp Day 8 Photo by Andreas Schaad/Getty Images

Update: 6:40PM EST

It looks like Mats Hummels’ injury might be a little more serious than anyone has let on:


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:

Goretzka is now running, Hummels and Klostermann are cycling in the fitness tent.#dfb#seefeld

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: