Sami Khedira Injury: Updates on Real Madrid Star's Knee and Return

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Sami Khedira Injury: Updates on Real Madrid Star's Knee and Return
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Updates from Wednesday, Sept. 10

Real Madrid announced Sami Khedira underwent successful surgery:

Sami Khedira, who is currently out injured with a left hamstring problem, has undergone an arthroscopic revision on his left knee. 

The procedure went successfully and was conducted by Dr. Ulrich Boenisch at the Hessingpark Clinic in Augsburg with the supervision of Dr. Jesús Olmo.

The player will continue to be treated by the Sanitas Real Madrid Medical Services in the next few days. 

 

Updates from Thursday, Sept. 4

Germany's technical director Oliver Bierhoff has risked sparking a war of words with Real Madrid by claiming their medical team did not detect Sami Khedira's torn thigh muscle.

Madrid believe Khedira was totally healthy when he left for international duty, but Bierhoff insists the midfielder already had the injury by the time he joined the German setup, per AS:

The player already had problem when he travelled to Germany. And what’s more, he had already been examined by doctors in Madrid; they didn’t consider it to be a serious injury. After that, Khedira decided to consult a reliable doctor here – Müller-Wohlfarth who diagnosed a muscle tear.

 

Updates from Wednesday, Sept. 3

Sami Khedira will be out for around six weeks after he damaged a thigh muscle, although a dispute appears to be growing over where he developed the injury.

J. I. Garcia-Ochoa of Marca reports the latest:

Sami Khedira has suffered a torn muscle to his left thigh and will be out of action for around six weeks. He won't be back on the pitch until the middle of October.

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According to the German Football Federation, the player was injured when he got to them, while Real Madrid tell it the other way round. They say that Khedira was perfectly fit when at the end of the match against Real Sociedad and that he has picked up the injury since training with the German national side.

 

Original Text

Real Madrid and German national team midfielder Sami Khedira suffered a thigh injury while training ahead of Die Mannschaft's midweek clash with Argentina. His status for the rematch of the World Cup final is now in question.

Rhiannon Jones of Fox Sports reports it's an issue involving his left thigh:

The German national team passed along comments from head coach Joachim Low:

Real Madrid also released a statement on Khedira:

During training with the German national team, player Sami Khedira suffered a muscular injury in the left thigh. The club will monitor his progress.

Although Germany probably won't risk further injury for the high-profile friendly, it's a positive sign he hasn't been ruled out completely. It suggests the injury is relatively minor in nature and not something that will keep him sidelined for an extended period of time.

Assuming Khedira sits out, it could serve as an opportunity for Christoph Kramer to get some action with the first team. The 23-year-old midfielder has only made five appearances with the national team but has shown promise during loan stints with Bochum and Borussia Monchengladbach.

Real Madrid Info states the club is still awaiting further developments after the injury was enough for the star to cut his training session short:

More information should be provided about Khedira's availability after further evaluation. Germany open Euro 2016 qualifying on Sunday against Scotland. Real Madrid return to action on Sept. 13 for a rivalry clash with Atletico Madrid.

The Blancos also have Champions League matches on the horizon, so having one of their rocks in the midfield available is obviously key. They will hope the scare is nothing more than that and that he's able to return to the lineup quickly.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

 

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