Brooks out with thigh injury
United States centre-back John Brooks will miss at least three months with a right thigh injury. Brooks suffered this injury in his competitive debut for his new club Wolfsburg, a 1-0 win over fourth-tier club Eintracht Norderstedt in the German Cup. Brooks joined Wolfsburg in the offseason for a reported fee of €20m from Bundesliga rivals Hertha in a record transfer for an American player.
Schurrle to miss start of season
Winger Andre Schurrle will miss the opening month of the 2017/18 Bundesliga season with a thigh injury. The Borussia Dortmund has been unlucky with injuries since joining the club from Wolfsburg at the start of last season. Schurrle missed 20 games last term through a persistent knee injury and later on an Achilles problem that saw him miss the final two months of the campaign in which he scored five goals in 25 appearances.
Dembele suspended 'until further notice'
Borussia Dortmund have extended the suspension of Ousmane Dembele "until further notice". The Bundesliga side suspended the 20-year-old for missing training after they rejected an offer from Barcelona and Dortmund boss Peter Bosz had admitted he was unaware of Dembele's whereabouts on Thursday before the club later confirmed he remained in the German city. The decision to extend the suspension was taken after a meeting on Saturday night between Bosz, chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke and sporting director Michael Zorc.
Klinsmann suffers ligament damage
Hertha Berlin goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann has been ruled out for several weeks with ligament damage in his right ankle. The Bundesliga side says the 20-year-old Klinsmann, who joined the club in the offseason after impressing in a trial, was injured in training a few days ago, and its extent was confirmed by a scan. Klinsmann, the son of former United States coach and Germany striker Jurgen Klinsmann, is a goalkeeper with the U.S. under-20 team.
Marco Fabian out for two months
Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Marco Fabian will miss the start of the 2017/18 Bundesliga season and is expected to be sidelined for two months due to a back injury. Although the Mexico international was able to take part in two sessions at the club's recent training camp in the Italian town of Gais, a persistent complaint in his lower back has forced him to rest and undergo a conservative course of treatment with a specialist.
Rode facing 10 days out
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sebastian Rode could be set for a 10-day spell on the sidelines with a thigh injury. Having joined Dortmund from Bayern Munich last summer, Rode struggled to impress in his first season at the club. Things have looked better for the 26-year-old under new Dortmund coach Peter Bosz during preseason. However, Rode sustained a thigh injury on Sunday while warming up for a friendly at Erfurt.
Strobl sidelined with cruciate ligament injury
Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Tobias Strobl has been ruled out of action for an indefinite period of time after damaging knee ligaments in his side's friendly away to English Premier League side Leicester City on Friday. Strobl, a half-time substitute, had only been on the pitch for two minutes before the injury occurred when he caught his studs in the turf. He received treatment for several minutes before being stretchered off and replaced by Jonas Hofmann.
Fabian suffers knee injury
Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Marco Fabian was forced out of a training session after suffering a left knee injury. The Mexico international missed parts of the second half of last season with back pain. Fabian returned late to training following his involvement in the Confederations Cup, and it's at this stage unclear how long he will be sidelined. Frankfurt kick off their domestic season with a cup match at TuS Erndtebruck next week.
Neuer back in training
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has returned to first-team training. The 31-year-old custodian took part in a light session with goalkeeping coach Toni Tapalovic on Thursday - his first since breaking a bone in his foot during the Bavarians' UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg defeat to Real Madrid in April. It remains to be seen, however, whether he will feature in Saturday's Supercup against Borussia Dortmund.
James Rodriguez suffers thigh injury
Bayern Munich have confirmed that James Rodriguez is facing "weeks" out of action with a thigh injury. The Colombia international was hurt in the 3-0 Audi Cup semi-final defeat to Liverpool. David Alaba, who had to be subbed off against Liverpool as well, received treatment on Wednesday and will train individually on Thursday. Meanwhile, Thiago Alcantara will miss the Supercup final against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday with an abdominal muscle injury.
Schmelzer returns to training
Borussia Dortmund have confirmed Marcel Schmelzer has returned to training. Making 26 league appearances last term, the Dortmund captain partially tore a ligament in his right ankle during the International Champions Cup in Asia. It was confirmed the 29-year-old left back would miss four weeks upon his return to Germany, putting him in a race to be fit for Dortmund's league opener against Wolfsburg on August 19.
Ribery injury not as serious as first feared
Bayern Munich have received a boost after Carlo Ancelotti confirmed that Franck Ribery's injury is not as serious as at first thought. Ribery, 34, was carried from the pitch on the half hour mark of Bayern's 2-0 defeat to Inter Milan in the International Champions Cup in Singapore on Thursday. "Ribery has a little cut on the ankle," Ancelotti said. "He needed some stitches but I think in two or three days he will be fit."
Last weekend, Juan Bernat suffered ankle ligament damage in the 4-0 defeat to AC Milan. The Spain international could be ruled out for a minimum of three months, while Thiago also flew home prematurely after picking up a thigh injury in training. Arjen Robben didn't make the trip to Asia after suffering a muscle injury playing tennis on holiday.