Akpoguma set for lengthy absence
Kevin Akpoguma, who is loan at Hannover 96 from TSG Hoffenheim, sustained a severe injury against 1. FC Nuremberg at the weekend and will now need to undergo shoulder surgery. The 23-year-old landed awkwardly following a challenge on the stroke of half-time, dislocated his shoulder and will now go under the knife in Heidelberg on Wednesday. Given that the defender is set for several months on the sidelines, it is currently unclear whether he will serve the remainder of his loan with the 96ers.
Get well soon, Akpo!
Belfodil and Geiger make Teams of the Round
Two TSG Hoffenheim players have received recognition for their performances in the spectacular 3-3 draw at Borussia Dortmund at the weekend: Ishak Belfodil, who scored a brace, was included in the "Bild" Team of the Round, while Dennis Geiger made the "ARD Sportschau" selection.