Ilkay Gut-dogan! Germany’s Injured Midfielder Piles On Pounds During Injury Lay-Off (Photos)

Alan Duffy

8th, June 2014


By Alan Duffy


One of the most gifted of the players to miss out on Brazil this summer due to injury, German midfielder Ilkay Gundogen looks to have used food, and lots of it, to ease the pain of seeing the World Cup finals pass him by.

The Borussia Dortmund star has been photographed with a fan and on the training pitch and in both snaps the 23-year-old looks a right chubby (in relative terms!) state.


A player eyed by most of Europe’s top clubs, these photos may well make one or two coaches think twice about signing him. But wherever the former Nurnberg player ends up, he has a hard summer of gym ahead of him if he is to get into shape ahead of the 2014/15 season.

Photos: 101GG

Posted in Bundesliga, Newsnow, World Cup

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  1. JuanosDios says:

    I don’t know, his arms,chest and face look normal. Given that he’s been out with a back issue, I’m hoping that’s some treatment device that wraps all the way around the body. I can’t imagine the club would let him get like that. They’d still have him in the pool doing work if he was able.

  2. Jarren says:

    Yes, JuanosDios. I know of that “treatment device”.

    Typically it wraps itself around your waist when you eat loads of burgers while sitting on your arse all day.

    It’s a bastard to take off, as it’s under your skin.

    Damn these pesky “treatment devices”!

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