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Germany's Träsch out of World Cup

Published: Tuesday 25 May 2010, 14.15CET
Having already lost their captain and No1 goalkeeper to injury, Germany were dealt another setback when midfielder Christian Träsch was ruled out of the FIFA World Cup finals.
Germany's Träsch out of World Cup
Christian Träsch suffered the injury at Germany's training base ©Getty Images

Published: Tuesday 25 May 2010, 14.15CET

Germany's Träsch out of World Cup

Having already lost their captain and No1 goalkeeper to injury, Germany were dealt another setback when midfielder Christian Träsch was ruled out of the FIFA World Cup finals.

Germany midfielder Christian Träsch has been ruled out of the FIFA World Cup after injuring his ankle colliding with a perimeter fence during a training match on Monday.

The VfB Stuttgart player, 22, slid into the fence while attempting to keep the ball in play during a friendly against local team FC Südtirol at Germany's training camp. He has been diagnosed with an injured bone and tendon in his right ankle. Träsch faces around six weeks on the sidelines.

"We're all disappointed as Christian would have been in the final World Cup squad," said assistant coach Hansi Flick, who confirmed that no replacement would be named.

Germany have already lost captain Michael Ballack (ankle ligaments) and goalkeeper René Adler (broken rib) to injury ahead of a Group A campaign in which they will face Australia, Serbia and Ghana.

Last updated: 08/12/12 18.49CET

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