Emre Can has reportedly been forced to exit training after picking up a knock whilst on international duty with Germany.
The midfielder is now a doubt for his side’s final Confederations Cup Group B match against Cameroon with the extent of his injury seemingly unknown as of yet.
Discussing Can’s setback in a pre-match press conference, manager Joachim Low told Goal.com: “During training, Emre Can has sustained a minor injury.”
“He bent over on the pitch. His boot got stuck in the grass. We will have to see how he feels because he had to break off training.”
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Can was one of few Germans to put in an impressive display during Thursday’s 1-1 draw with Chile, thriving in his deep-lying midfielder role and replicating the kind of all-action display that saw him emerge as a key figure for Liverpool towards the end of last season.
The 23-year-old proved to be influential in helping a lacklustre Germany draw level in the 41st minute, driving forward with a bursting run before playing a perfect through ball to release left-back Jonas Hector, whose low cross found eventual goalscorer Lars Stindl.
Though Can’s availability would be a boost, Germany only need a draw on Sunday to progress and will therefore feel they don’t need to take the risk of playing him.