Hertha suffer Brooks injury blow
Hertha Berlin have been rocked by the news that central defender John Anthony Brooks has suffered a hip injury, which could see him miss the season run-in. The 24-year-old played the full 90 minutes in 1-0 win at home to Wolfsburg, but a medical examination on Monday revealed he had strained a muscle in his hip. Coach Pal Dardai must therefore do without him for the weekend trip to in-form SV Werder Bremen. The club hope to have the 26-time USA international back for Matchday 32, although have not yet put a timeframe on Brooks' recovery.
Dortmund optimistic over Sahin injury
Borussia Dortmund have said they hope Nuri Sahin will be able to play again this season after initially fearing he could be ruled out with an ankle injury. The 28-year-old midfielder picked up an injury in Saturday's 3-2 win at Borussia Monchengladbach in a challenge with Tobias Strobl, and coach Thomas Tuchel had suggested he could miss the rest of the campaign. However, the injury is not as bad as feared.
Alaba a doubt for DFB-Pokal semi-final
David Alaba is a doubt for Wednesday's DFB-Pokal semi-final with Borussia Dortmund after the Bayern Munich defender was forced off with a left knee strain during their 2-2 draw with Mainz on Saturday. Coach Carlo Ancelotti said after the match: "It is not such a big problem. We'll have to wait and see if he will be okay for Wednesday."
Goretzka taken to hospital
Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka played on and scored despite suffering a concussion during his club's Europa League defeat to Ajax. The Bundesliga side lost 3-2 after extra time at the Veltins Arena to go out 4-3 on aggregate, and the 22-year-old was taken to hospital after being substituted in the 83rd minute. Goretzka was taken to hospital and German media reported that Goretzka confirmed he sustained a concussion and a dislocated jaw.
Neuer to miss rest of season
Manuel Neuer suffered a fracture in Bayern Munich's Champions League loss to Real Madrid Tuesday and has been ruled out for the remainder of the season, the club announced Wednesday. The goalkeeper sustained the injury in extra time during Cristiano Ronaldo's third goal and is expected to be out for eight weeks. It's not great news for Bayern as they now will turn to Sven Ulreich to finish out the season and the remainder of the German Cup.
Kehrer suspended for two games
The German Football Association confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that Thilo Kehrer will be banned for Schalke 04's next two Bundesliga matches following his red card in Darmstadt. The ruling means that S04 will be without the Kehrer's services for the matches against RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen. Kehrer will also be unavailable for Thursday's Europa League second leg clash with Ajax after picking up a ban for accumulation of yellow cards with his booking in the first leg.
Bartra released from hospital
Borussia Dortmund defender Marc Barta has been released from hospital, four days after he was injured in an attack on the team's bus. Barta has had an operation after fracturing his wrist in the incident. He is expected to return to training with his team-mates in a month. In a post on Instagram on Friday, he described the incident as "the longest and hardest 15 minutes of my life".
Bayern pair to miss Leverkusen clash
Bayern Munich defensive duo Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels have been ruled out of Saturday's Bundesliga match with Bayer Leverkusen. Hummels is suffering from an ankle problem and missed the 2-1 Champions League defeat to Real Madrid on Wednesday. He is a doubt for the return leg in the Spanish capital next week. Coach Carlo Ancelotti also confirmed that Boateng is struggling with a muscle complaint and will not be risked this weekend, although he hopes he will be ready to face Madrid.
Bartra sidelined for a month
Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel says defender Marc Bartra will be sidelined for about four weeks following injuries suffered in Tuesday's bomb attack on the team bus. Bartra has undergone surgery following a fracture in his right wrist and injuries to his arm.
Meanwhile Germany international Marco Reus is set to make his comeback in Saturday's Bundesliga game at home to Eintracht Frankfurt. He has recovered from a thigh muscle tear suffered against Bayer on March 4.
Bauer back in team training
Robert Bauer has returned to Werder first-team training just twelve days after suffering ankle ligament damage in the game against Freiburg. The 22-year-old linked up with first-team on Thursday afternoon, with head coach Alexander Nouri saying, "Robert will train this afternoon with the team. The medical department has done a good job and he's contributed to his quick return by having a good mentality. We'll now wait and see how he copes with the increased intensity," said Nouri at the Thursday's press conference. It's still unclear as to whether Bauer will be ready for a return to match action in the Nordderby against Hamburg on Sunday.
Caldirola out for season
Luca Caldirola will be not be making any more appearances for Werder Bremen throughout the remainder of the season. The centre-back was dealt a blow to his left foot shortly after the start of the second-half on Friday evening's game against Eintracht Frankfurt, which broke his metatarsal.
It's already the second serious injury that Luca Caldirola has picked up this season. He had already broken his left foot at the start of September, due to which he had to sit out several months.
Dortmund facing injury crisis
Marc Bartra, Lukasz Piszczek, Shinji Kagawa and Julian Weigl are all doubts for the Bundesliga big game at leaders Bayern Munich on Saturday. Dortmund, in fourth place and fighting for an automatic Champions League spot next season with a top three finish, are already without injured Andre Schuerrle, Erik Durm and Marco Reus. There was some good news with captain Marcel Schmelzer given the all clear to return to action.