Relief for Bayern over Hummels injury

The head injury FC Bayern München defender Mats Hummels sustained against Rostov is not as serious as first thought, the club and player have confirmed.

Bayern won the Champions League group encounter 5-0, with Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller, Joshua Kimmich and Juan Bernat all getting their names on the scoresheet.

Hummels took a knock to the face from Rostov defender Miha Mevlja towards the end of the first half.

And, after receiving treatment, he soldiered on for the first six minutes of the second half, but had his Champions League debut for the Bavarians ended after being hauled off by manager Carlo Ancelotti.

"He wasn't feeling well. I didn't want to take any risks," said Ancelotti of his decision.

The Germany international was subsequently rushed off for an MRI scan at Bayern's training facility.

The club then announced on their website that the injury was "a slight contusion to the skull," with the former Dortmund defender declaring later on social media that he was fine.

"everything okay except for some smaller scratches," Hummels stated on Twitter. 

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