Bayern’s Hummels limps off ahead of Atletico clash

Bayern Munich's defender Mats Hummels (C) is helped off the pitch injured during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Hamburg SV and FC Bayern Munich in Hamburg, northern Germany, on September 24, 2016. John MACDOUGALL / AFP

Bayern Munich’s defender Mats Hummels (C) is helped off the pitch injured during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Hamburg SV and FC Bayern Munich in Hamburg, northern Germany, on September 24, 2016.<br />John MACDOUGALL / AFP

Bayern Munich suffered an injury scare ahead of their midweek Champions League clash at Atletico Madrid when Germany defender Mats Hummels picked up a knee injury against Hamburg on Saturday.

Hummels was hurt in the first half of Saturday’s Bundesliga encounter after landing awkwardly on his right knee having challenged for the ball with Hamburg’s US international striker Bobby Wood.

After receiving treatment on the pitch, Hummels finished the first half but sat on the turf early in the second, indicating to the Bayern bench, and was replaced by Jerome Boateng on 51 minutes.

Atletico host Bayern on Wednesday in Champions League Group D with both sides having won their opening matches. Last season’s finalists Atletico beat PSV Eindhoven 1-0 away a fortnight ago while Bayern trounced Russia’s Rostov 5-0 in Munich.

Atletico knocked Bayern out in the semi-finals of the Champions League last season.



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