Stuttgart captain Christian Gentner has said he feels "very good" despite breaking his lower and lateral eye socket, nose and upper jaw.
Borussia Dortmund's place atop the Bundesliga and corresponding streak of clean sheets has them feeling confident about a title challenge.
The U.S. international, who turned 19 on Monday, has seen off rivals for his position in Germany and is improving due to hard work and fearlessness.
United States forward Bobby Wood could return from a knee injury for Hamburg as soon as Wednesday's match against Borussia Dortmund.
On Christian Pulisic's 19th birthday, Brian McBride says the teenager is on the path to becoming the best U.S. player ever.
Diego Valeri cracks the top 10, while another Paulo Dybala hat trick sees him go top of our player power rankings.