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Injury Round-up: Bayern Munich’s Leon Goretzka “probably” out for Germany against France, Lukas Klostermann did not practice

The hits just keep on coming.

European Football Championship - Training Camp German National Football Team Photo by Federico Gambarini/picture alliance via Getty Images

According to Abendzeitung reporter Maximilian Koch, Bayern Munich star Leon Goretzka trained individually once again, but RB Leipzig’s Lukas Klostermann was not with the team.

The absence of Goretzka is worsened, however, because it does not appear like the 26-year-old will be ready to face France in Germany’s opening match for the European Championships. While midfield is probably the strongest and deepest area of the squad for Joachim Löw, Goretzka is coming off of a fantastic season and will be a loss to the team if he is not available:

24 players @leongoretzka_ continues to train only individually, Klostermann is also missing.#DFB#DFBTeam#EURO2020

Löw addressed Goretzka’s status during his press availability today as well.

“Leon Goretzka has not completed any team training. He will need a few more days — maybe even a week — to be back in team training,” Löw said (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia). “He will probably not be available for the first game against France and will have to work his way back during the tournament.”

As for Klostermann, it will be interesting to see if his likely absence will cause Löw to re-think his formation or strategy. With Germany’s midfield depth, it is conceivable that Joshua Kimmich could shift to right-back and allow Die Mannschaft to use a back-four.

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