Berlin - Bastian Schweinsteiger has been ruled out of Germany's friendlies against England and Italy after injuring his right knee in team training.
The Manchester United midfielder was traveling to Munich on Wednesday for an MRI by team doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt. He was hurt toward the end of Tuesday's training.
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"It happened at the end of the training session, without any other player involved, when he took a pass and aggravated the previous injury," Germany coach Joachim Loew said, referring to the two months Schweinsteiger missed after tearing a ligament this year.
"It doesn't look very good. It could be he tore a ligament in his knee. We have to wait for the diagnosis from Munich. He's definitely out of the friendly games."
Mesut Ozil and Karim Bellarabi were staying in the team hotel for treatment. Ozil took a knock to his left ankle playing for Arsenal, while Bellarabi has a bruise in his right foot.
Germany plays England at Berlin's Olympiastadion on Saturday, then Italy in Munich three days later.