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Dogan out injured
Fans of TSV Eintracht Braunschweig will be saddened to hear that star defender Deniz Dogan will miss 2 months of Bundesliga action after sustaining a rib injury in the game against Hertha BSC. He has fought off rivals in his central defence position such as Matthias Henn and Benjamin Kessel whilst also playing left back instead of Marco Caligiuri or Timo Perthel.
Dogan has managed to play 13 games in the league so far this year, under new coach Benno Mohlmann.He has fought off rivals in his central defence position such as Matthias Henn and Benjamin Kessel whilst also playing left back instead of Marco Caligiuri or Timo Perthel. He spoke to kicker and Sky Deutschland reporters, detailing his conversations with the head physiopherapist Frank Maier.
”We played well against Hertha, I played well, but I knew something wasn't right and in the last few minutes I could barely even walk, so I went straight to Frank after the game. I was in agony but he said he couldn’t do anything right there so I had to wait, and it hurt but I was patient. First thing in training the next days, there I am in Frank’s room, and he tells me – fractured ribs.”
Dogan joined Braunschweig from VfB Lubeck in the 2007/08 season with the club in the Regionalliga Nord, then the third division. That was also Torsten Lieberknecht’s first season and Dogan has been a regular starter in every single season since then, and was a key part to their promotion last year. He began his career in 2000, at Eichholzer SV near Lubeck. He then joined Hamburger SV's reserves after 31 games, and he played there for 2 years before being sold to VfL Osnabruck for €30k. He failed to inpress in the Bundesliga 2 and was sold to VfB Lubeck. He scored 9 goals in 3 years there, making over 100 appearances. He then joined Braunschweig.
Many Braunschweig fans and players are upset that Dogan will be missing 2 months of action.
“Dogan is 34 years old. He's not quite at his peak anymore and physically, after this, you've got to wonder how long he can continue..” said one fan of Braunschweig. The 34 year old from Turkey is considered a Braunschweig legend, as he joined them as they were on the brink of the 4th division – where they have never been before - and now they are in the Bundesliga amongst the two UEFA Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern München, who won it, and they will also finally meet up with Lower Saxony rivals VfL Wolfsburg, having lost 5-3 earlier in the season.
Eintracht Braunschweig defender Matthias Henn, who has spent much of this season wishing to leave, has spoken to the media about Dogan's injury.
”People said I wanted to leave because he was taking my place in the first team...no. I wanted to leave for another reason. I've been here for a long time and perhaps now I can move to another country like England, where I've always wanted to play, as some people have heard of me now. Deniz asked me as soon as he found out I wanted to leave if he was the reason why. I just turned and said, 'Don't be ridiculous.'”
The search is now on to find the new man for defence. It is unknown whether Braunschweig are looking to sign a younger replacement or whether they will play Henn or another back up until Dogan returns.
Dogan will be out for 2 months.