Low admits to Euro injury concerns

2016-04-19 08:49
Germany coach Joachim Low (Supplied)
Germany coach Joachim Low (Supplied)

Berlin - Germany coach Joachim Low admitted on Monday he is worried about the world champions' lengthy injury list.

Just eight weeks from the start of the Euro 2016 tournament in France, Loew said he hopes to recover some crucial players.

"With Bastian Schweinsteiger, Julian Draxler, Emre Can, Jerome Boateng and Benedikt Hoewedes, that's five players capable of playing an important role that are injured. I admit a certain concern," Low told Sky during the Laureas World Sports awards in Berlin.

"You always get such problems ahead of every tournament. In 2014, Sami Khedira and Bastian Schweinsteiger were injured but we managed it. But of course now I hope they'll all stay fit and their injuries won't return."

Manchester United's Schweinsteiger injured his knee on March 23 while training with the national team and his Euro participation is in doubt.

Wolfsburg attacking midfielder Draxler tore a muscle in his leg last week in the Champions League quarter-final defeat to Real Madrid and may also miss the tournament.

Can hurt ankle ligaments in Liverpool's 4-3 win over Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League last Thursday but centre-backs Jerome Boateng and Benedikt Hoewedes are on their way back from injuries.

Read more on:    germany  |  euro 2016  |  joachim loew  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Who was the best summer signing in the EPL?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.