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Germany’s Injury Woes Continue; Lars Bender Out Of World Cup Squ

Joachim Low, already dealing with a host of injuries plaguing his squad, confirmed today that Lars Bender wont be making the trip to Brazil . The Bayer Leverkusen midfielder picked up an injury in training and has been ruled out of the World Cup. The 25-year-old is just the latest addition toLows woes.Mario Gomezand Ilkay Gundogan were left off the 30-man preliminary roster after having their seasons shortened by injury. Sami Khedira missed the majority of Real Madridsseason after tearing his ACL last year. Veteran Miroslav Klose, who could set a record for most appearances for Germany, has yet to train with the squad. Bastian Schweinsteiger is nursing a knee injury, which kept him out of Bayern Munichs 2-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund in last weekends German Cup final. Dortmund defenderMats continue reading this.. Hummels managed to play in the final, but is on medication for a foot continue injury , and missed quite a few matches this season with various knocks. As if that werent enough, captain Philipp Lahm injured his ankleBayerns final match.Teammate Manuel Neuer, Germanys first-choice goalkeeper, also picked up a knock, hurting his shoulder in the cup final. The two have yet to arrive at training, although its believed that both will be ready by the time matches start in Brazil. <br>More:

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