Injury boost for Hamburg SV as Ghanaian defender Gideon Jung nears injury return

Published on: 10 October 2019

Coach Dietar Hecking has been handed a boost as Ghanaian defender Gideon Jung is set to return to full fitness in two weeks following his thigh problem.

The 25-year-old suffered a thigh strain during Hamburg's 2-2 draw against Jahn Regensburg last month and has been on the sidelines since then.

"This week he will train individually with Sebastian Capel [Rehab coach]," said coach Dieter Hecking, adding that "next week he should get into the team training."

The German-born Ghanaian defender has been struggling with injuries over the past few years but has been free from complaints for nearly two months - becoming a key contributor in Hamburg’s defense.

Jung has featured in seven matches so far this season as Humburg sit at the summit of the Bundesliga 2 table.