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Published: 10:47 | 23/3/16

Schweinsteiger injured on international duty


Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is facing another spell on the sidelines after picking up an injury while on international duty with the German national team.

Schweinsteiger missed Wednesday's training session after hurting his knee on Tuesday and travelled to Munich to undergo an MRI.

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil also missed training on Wednesday but his injury is not thought to be serious.

"The training of the national team this morning in Berlin, the penultimate before the internationals against England on Saturday in Berlin and Italy on Tuesday in Munich, was missing Bastian Schweinsteiger of Manchester United, Mesut Ozil from Arsenal and Karim Bellarabi of Bayer Leverkusen," a statement from the DFB read.

"World Champion Schweinsteiger was injured at the end of the session on Tuesday afternoon on his right knee. For further investigation, the captain will now undergo an MRI examination with national team physician Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt in Munich.

"Ozil and Bellarabi will stay for treatment at the team hotel. World Champion Ozil had suffered a blow to his left ankle in the Premier League match on Saturday at Everton. Bellarabi picked up a bruise to his right foot in the Bundesliga match on Sunday against VfB Stuttgart."

Speaking to the media on Wednesday afternoon, Germany coach Joachim Low revealed the midfidler had suffered a medial ligament injury.

"It's the medial ligament again," Low said. "I am not able to give an exact time scale as to how long he will be out, but it doesn't look very positive and it could be that there is a tear in the ligament.

"It happened at the end of the training session and he's currently in Munich being examined."

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