Sport Real Madrid Midfielder Sami Khedira Out for Six Months

Real Madrid Midfielder Sami Khedira Out for Six Months

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The Real Madrid midfielder tore a cruciate ligament during Germany’s 1-1 friendly draw against Italy in Milan on Friday and now misses the side’s friendly international against England at Wembley on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old former Stuttgart player will, will now have surgery.

“This is a bitter setback for Sami,” said Germany coach Joachim Low. “But he always thinks positively and that is why I am optimistic he will be ready and fit when the World Cup starts.”

Khedira, who has featured 44 times for Germany, suffered the injury in a second-half tackle on Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo.

Germany are one of the favourites for next summer’s World Cup in Brazil after qualifying with nine wins from their 10 matches.

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