Dudziak out for the foreseeable future

The Rothosen’s midfielder injured himself on Saturday against Hannover, but not as seriously as first thought.

Dieter Hecking was worried it was ‘something serious’ when Jeremy Dudziak had to be substituted during Saturday’s 1-1 draw in Hannover after a collusion with Genki Haraguchi. The midfield man travelled with the team back to Hamburg, and went to the university hospital in Eppendorf on Sunday where he was diagnosed with a part rupture of his MCL and a hyperextension of his cruciate ligament. The injury will see the 24-year-old sidelined for the foreseeable future but wasn’t the torn cruciate ligament that was first feared. “We’re not quite sure how long he will be missing for,” Dieter Hecking said to the media after Sunday’s short training session, “but at least he doesn’t need to be operated on. It’s still a bad injury and we’re sorry for Jerry, but we’re hoping that he will be able to play again this season.”