Hummels: I will be fit in time for Bundesliga opener against Werder Bremen

Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels believes he will be fit to face Werder Bremen on Friday, despite suffering an injury in midweek.

The German international was involved in a collision with Gonzalo Higuain in Argentina's 3-1 win over Die Mannschaft on Wednesday, before being diagnosed with a neck strain.

Hummels was forced to sit out the champions' 3-0 win over Oberneuland in the DFB-Pokal first round, but maintains that he will be involved in the Bundesliga opener.

"I went in [for] a threesome for a header, [and at] first I felt nothing. It was only after three or four minutes later [that I felt it] violently," the defender told the club's official website.

"I'll definitely be fit [for the game against Werder Bremen]."

Jurgen Klopp's men begin their quest for a third consecutive Bundesliga title against Werder on Friday, kick-off at 20:30CET.

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