Football: Dortmund defender Hummels likely to be fit for Champions League final

BERLIN (REUTERS) - Borussia Dortmund central defender Mats Hummels looks set to be fit for Saturday's Champions League final against German rivals Bayern Munich despite an ankle injury picked up in the Bundesliga season finale, the football club said on Monday.

"His participation in the Champions League final on Saturday in London is absolutely realistic," Dortmund team doctor Markus Braun said in a club statement.

Hummels hurt an ankle ligament in their 2-1 home defeat by Hoffenheim on Saturday but tests showed he had stretched it rather than tearing it as initially thought.

Dortmund offensive midfielder Mario Goetze, who will join Bayern next season, is also racing to recover from a muscle injury in time for the final at Wembley.

Dortmund are looking to win their first Champions League trophy since 1997 with four-time European champions Bayern aiming to make it five in their third final appearance in four seasons.

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