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Manchester United Bastian Schweinsteiger Out For Season


Berlin, Germany – Manchester United Bastian Schweinsteiger has suffered a season-ending knee injury while training with Germany, ending his season with the Red Devils and putting in doubt his participation in this summer’s European Championship.

A statement from the DFB, the German governing body, said: “World Cup winner Schweinsteiger sustained the injury to his right knee on Tuesday afternoon toward the end of the training session. For further examinations the captain will undergo a MRI scan in Munich with national team doctor Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt.”

Schweinsteiger had only returned on 10 March from a knee injury that had ruled him out since 9 January. He previously suffered a groin problem in October and was unable to start United’s opening three games of the campaign through a lack of match fitness. He also suffered a knock during the club’s pre-season tour.

Later, it was reported that the midfielder had suffered a partial tear of the ligament in his right knee. We wish him a speedy recovery.

Schweinsteiger joins Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil, who has injured his left ankle, and Bayer Leverkusen’s Karim Bellarabi, who has a bruised foot, on the walking wounded list for Germany.

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