Bundesliga news

Bender out for four weeks

August 10, 2012
By Stephan Uersfeld, Germany Correspondent

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sven Bender is to undergo hernia surgery on Monday.

• Gotze back in training

Bender, 23, is set to be out for four weeks, according to team doctor Markus Braun.

He had been called up by Germany boss Joachim Low for the friendly with Argentina on Wednesday but has now withdrawn from the squad.

Bender will also miss Sunday's DFB Super Cup clash with Bayern Munich.