Bastian Schweinsteiger suffers partially torn knee ligament

Bastian Schweinsteiger of Manchester United
Image: Bastian Schweinsteiger suffered an injury in training with Germany

Bastian Schweinsteiger is a major doubt for both Manchester United's season run-in and Euro 2016 after suffering medial knee ligament damage.

The 31-year-old picked up the injury in training with the German national team on Tuesday and underwent scans at the Munich-based practice of team doctor Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt on Wednesday.

The German FA confirmed: "Bastian is out of the internationals against England on Saturday and Italy on Tuesday.

"The MRI scan today found the captain suffered a partial tear of the medial ligament in his right knee after a tackle with an opponent at the end of training on Tuesday. 

"Medical care will be provided by Manchester United in coordination with the medical department of the German team."

Bastian Schweinsteiger (R) of Germany and his team mates look on
Image: Schweinsteiger (front) has suffered an injury blow ahead of Euro 2016

Schweinsteiger has only just returned from a knee problem that kept him out for two months prior to his return against Liverpool at Anfield earlier this month.

He had made four substitute appearances before joining up with Germany in Berlin ahead of two friendlies over the coming week.

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It was also confirmed in a German FA statement that Arsenal's Mesut Ozil and Bayer Leverkusen's Karim Bellarabi sat out training on Wednesday.

Bastian Schweinsteiger was injured during the FA Cup match between Manchester United and Sheffield United
Image: Schweinsteiger also injured a knee in the FA Cup match against Sheffield United

The statement read: "Captain Schweinsteiger picked up a knee injury at the end of the session on Tuesday afternoon and is now travelling to the team doctor's practice in Munich to undergo an MRI scan.

"Ozil and Bellarabi have remained at the team hotel. Ozil suffered a knock to his ankle in his Arsenal side's meeting with Everton on the weekend, while Bellarabi bruised his foot during Leverkusen's Bundesliga match against VfB Stuttgart on Sunday."

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