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Timo Werner misses chance to represent Germany at World Cup due to injury 

Germany will compete without striker, Timo Werner,who suffered from an ankle injury while playing for RB Leipzig



Germany striker Timo Werner has been ruled out of the soon to begin World Cup in Qatar due to an ankle injury, according to the club he is currently playing for,RB Leipzig.

Werner was substituted in Leipzig’s 4-0 Champions League win over Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday,November 2nd, after suffering a knock during the match. 

“Scans today in Leipzig showed that he has unfortunately torn the syndesmosis ligament in his left ankle and will therefore be out for the rest of 2022,” the Bundesliga made this known in a statement. 

The 26-year-old has scored 24 goals in 55 international appearances for Germany and netted five times during qualifying.

“This news is very bitter,” said Germany coach Hansi Flick. “I’m very sorry for Timo personally because he’s missing out on the World Cup, which he really wanted to play.

“But Timo’s absence is a great loss, especially for the team. We have to have an excellent striker with a strong goal rate in the national jersey and we’ll also be without a real team player.

First of all, we all wish that Timo gets fit again quickly.”

Germany will play for  their  first bid for a fifth World Cup crown against Japan on November 23 in Al Rayyan, and then face off against other Group E opponents: Spain and Costa Rica.

Werner’s absence adds to the list of absentees for Flick as Bayern Munich winger Leroy Sane is currently sidelined with a knee injury and captain Manuel Neuer has not played since October 8 owing to a shoulder injury, making him a doubt for the global tournament.

Borussia Dortmund youngster Karim Adeyemi and in-form Werder Bremen striker Niclas Fuellkrug are in line to replace Werner in the squad.

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