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Joel Matip Hospitalized With Malaria

Young Schalke defender Joel Matip has been hospitalized with Malaria following time out on international duty with Cameroon. As if things couldn’t get any worse for Schalke.

While Matip’s condition has still not been made public, we all wish a speedy return to the game for the young player who will be looking to help his side out of their current slump. Check back here for updates as the situation progresses.

Matip's Illness Will Further Weaken Schalke's Defense.

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  1. Diriye

    October 11, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Best of luck Matip, he is a nice kid.

    It should take at least 3-6 weeks to fully recover from Malaria. By then Schalke could be deep into the relagation zone.

    Is he with Schalke or in Africa? They better bring him home.

    • Dylan Thomas

      October 11, 2010 at 7:36 pm

      Yeah, he’s back in Germany at a hospital there.

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