Euro 2016: Antonio Ruediger ruled out of Germany squad due to injury

Antonio Ruediger's injury is a further blow for Germany's back line with centre back Mats Hummels still to fully recover from a leg muscle injury.

By: Reuters | Published: June 8, 2016 12:25:47 pm

Euro 2016, Euro 2016 news, Antonio Ruediger, Antonio Ruediger injury, Antonio Ruediger ruled out, Antonio Ruediger Germany, sports news, sports, football news, Football Antonio Ruediger was injured during a training session of the German team in the Camille Fournier stadium. (Source: AP)

Germany defender Antonio Ruediger will miss Euro 2016 after tearing cruciate ligaments in his right knee in the squad’s first training session at their base on Tuesday, the world champions said.

“A decision on a new player has yet to be taken,” the team added in a statement.

Ruediger’s injury is a further blow for Germany’s back line with centre back Mats Hummels still to fully recover from a leg muscle injury that meant he had to train alone during their pre-Euro 2016 camp in Switzerland.

The 23-year-old Ruediger, who plays for AS Roma, was hurt midway through a session that was open to the public.

Germany had arrived at their tournament base near the Swiss border only hours earlier.

Joachim Loew’s men, who are chasing their fourth European Championship trophy but their first since 1996, play Ukraine, Northern Ireland and Poland in the group stage of the competition that starts on Friday.

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