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Hoffenheim's Johnson making swift recovery from broken hand

Hoffenheim's American defender Fabian Johnson is planning a very rapid return following surgery on his hand.

The 26-year old left-back sustained a broken bone in his hand during the weekend's 4-0 loss at FC Nurnberg but according to USA boss Juergen Klinsmann, will ready to go when his club faces Hamburg on the weekend.

"I spoke with him this morning; surgery has already been done," Kinsmann told ussoccer.com of the German-born left-back.

"He's got a couple screws in there. [He's] all good and wants to play on Saturday. I think he's actually allowed to play on Saturday. [He will] put a cast or some kind of material on it so it's not too hard and he's allowed to play with it basically.

"The perfect thing is that it was really broken clean, so the surgery is done, and he'll be back on the field in three days."

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