Khedira tears knee ligaments

Germany have confirmed that Real Madrid's Sami Khedira has torn his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

Last Updated: 19/11/13 at 15:45 Post Comment

Sami Khedira: Has torn knee ligaments

Sami Khedira: Has torn knee ligaments

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The German Football Association (DFB) have confirmed that Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has torn his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

Khedira was forced off during Germany's 1-1 draw with Italy on Friday, and now scans have confirmed the extent of the damage.

Germany team doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt has revealed that surgery is required, but they hope he will be back in time for next summer's World Cup finals.

"Sami has to be treated surgically, we hope that he will be healthy again for the start of World Cup," said Muller-Wohlfahrt.

Germany coach Joachim Low added: "This is a bitter blow for Sami and all of us.

"He is a great player on and off the pitch, he is always thinking positively and this will help and I am optimistic that he will be back in time for the kick-off of the World Cup.

"We wish him all the best and keep our fingers crossed that the surgery goes well and he can quickly get into rehab."

Low also revealed that star trio Philipp Lahm, Manuel Neuer and Mesut Ozil would be rested for the England game on Tuesday.

He added: "The game against England is for us the last chance before the World Cup to test different tactics and players.

"Philipp Lahm, Manuel Neuer and Mesut Ozil are key and for me it's more important now to see other players in those key positions just to give a chance to prove themselves against a great team like England."


New Sky Bet customers: Claim free £5 bet every week


More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

ilarious, thanks for that. But if I may, I do suspect the reason of your partners' ire is not Tottenham, but most probably all the compusilve gambling :)

DannySmith
Backing Costa To Keep Banging 'Em In

T

wo police horses in a paddock. Horse 1: What's with the long face? Horse 2: I'm working St James Park this weekend.

hump3.
Pardew braced for protests

T

wo things. First, I can't stop reading your name as 'Dane Bowers'. Second, you used the words 'philosophy' and 'Redknapp' in the same sentence.

ajsr1982
Can United's Defence Handle Ulloa?

Footer 365

Championship: Norwich investigate claim of homophobic abuse

Norwich are investigating an allegation of homophobic abuse during their Championship game with Birmingham City.

Juan Mata apologises for Manchester United's shock defeat to Leicester

Juan Mata has apologised to Manchester United fans after the team's embarrassing capitulation at Leicester on Sunday.

Premier League: West Ham's Diafra Sakho relishing Enner Valencia link-up

Diafra Sakho reckons West Ham can spring a few more surprises in the Premier League this season.

Mail Box

Will Rodgers Finally Drop Gerrard?

The mailbox wants to know if Brendan Rodgers has the stones to drop Steven Gerrard. Plus, thoughts on Wayne Rooney's display, sitting down, and thanking United fans...

Clattenburg And Assistants Should Be Suspended

It's a Mailbox containing Manchester United fans taking defeat to Leicester pretty well, plus some long thoughts on Gerrard and Liverpool, plus Southampton congratulations...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property