Update — 12:45PM EST
The news on Lukas Klostermann is worse than expected. The RB Leipzig star has a torn muscle fiber and could miss the rest of the tournament. For now, he will stay with the team:
News: Klostermann torn muscle fiber! EM-off probably. He wants to stay with the team for the time being. @SPORT1
Word out of Germany camp this morning was that three players were absent from team training ahead of Saturday’s match against Portgual: Bayern Munich’s Serge Gnabry, RB Leipzig’s Lukas Klostermann, and Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Jonas Hofmann.
According to kicker, Gnabry was held out “to rest”, while Klostermann’s status was more concerning. Klostermann has an unspecified “muscle injury” and his status is in doubt for the Portugal match
Bild’s Heiko Niedderer also tweeted about the absences:
Serge Gnabry was absent from DFB training today! Also not there Lukas Klostermann.#dfb #GERPOR
While it might not seem like Klostermann’s injury is a big deal on the surface, there were some whispers that Joachim Löw could be considering shifting to a back-four set-up with current starting right-back Joshua Kimmich sliding inside to the central midfield.
If Klostermann is unable to play against Portugal, Löw could still opt to push Matthias Ginter to right-back, but the 2014 World Cup-winning manager might need to re-think things based on who is available.
Gnabry’s rest day was likely just that as the 26-year-old has a history of dealing with muscular injuries and fatigue. Any extra rest he can get is probably going to be beneficial.
Hofmann trained privately and is expected to miss the Portugal game as well.
As for Leon Goretzka, the Bayern Munich star has been deemed “ready for action”: