Khedira ‘ruled out of Euro 2016’
BERLIN – Germany look set to be without key midfielder Sami Khedira for the rest of Euro 2016 due to a groin muscle tear, according to reports in the German media on Sunday.
Germany’s Sami Khedira hobbles off the pitch during the Euro 2016 quarter-final match against Italy at the Matmut Atlantique stadium in Bordeaux, on July 2, 2016
Khedira limped out of Saturday’s quarter-final win over Italy on penalties after just 15 minutes to be replaced by captain Bastian Schweinsteiger.
According to German football magazine Kicker, the Juventus midfielder suffered “at least a partial tear in the adductor of his left thigh.”
Khedira will undergo a scan later on Sunday to diagnose the full extent of the injury.
The news comes as a huge blow to Joachim Loew’s men ahead of a semi-final showdown with hosts France or surprise package Iceland on Thursday.
The world champions are already without defender Mats Hummels for the match in Marseille as he picked up his second yellow card of the tournament against the Italians.