Germany defender Mats Hummels does not believe his World Cup is over, despite limping out of Monday’s 4-0 win over Portugal in clear pain.
The Borussia Dortmund defender suffered a muscle contusion in his right thigh, an MRI confirmed on Tuesday according to Sport1 television. Whether or not the injury will keep him out of Germany’s next match against Ghana on Saturday depends on his recovery.
Hummels scored Germany’s second goal in the rout and expects to have the chance to contribute further as the tournament progresses.
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"The injury doesn’t feel like something which would end my World Cup," Hummels told Sport1 television.
"Maybe it will cost me one game, or maybe none at all
"It looked worse than it is. I do have my thigh heavily wrapped, but it’s going to be fine. It could have been worse."
The injury was the only concern on an otherwise emphatic evening for one of the World Cup favorites, who underlined their credentials thanks to a hat-trick from Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller, who last week penned a new five-year contract with his club.