By DAN KARELL
Fabian Johnson suffered a broken hand last Saturday but he could be back on the field sooner than expected.
Despite undergoing surgery on the fractured metacarpal in his right hand on Sunday, the Hoffenheim left back was given the all-clear to resume individual training on Wednesday, according to a report in German publication Kicker. The report goes on to say that Johnson is now expected to return to full training on Monday, though he’s ruled out of this Saturday’s game against Hamburg.
The 26-year-old U.S. Men’s National Team left winger was substituted at halftime of last Saturday’s 4-0 defeat at Nurnberg after suffering the injury. This season, Johnson has made 13 appearances for Hoffenheim with nine starts.
This news is in contrast to what Hoffenheim sporting director Alexander Rosen told German newspaper BILD on Monday. Rosen told BILD that they were expecting Johnson to be out for an extended break.
Johnson’s contract is up at the end of this season and according to Kicker, Hoffenheim have offered him an extension. Kicker also reports that there is interest in Johnson from Borussia Mönchengladbach.
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