According to the German Footballing Association, Bayern Munich and German midfielder, Jamal Musiala is set to miss out on the upcoming international friendlies against Japan and France due to a back injury, the FA said on Thursday.
The statement said that the midfielder, “would not be available for selection in the upcoming games with Japan and France due to back pain”, explaining “he didn’t travel to the team hotel today as planned.”
Musiala was selected in manager Hansi Flick’s 24-man squad for September’s friendlies despite a thigh injury, which kept him out of Bayern Munich’s past two matches.
Bayern confirmed that Musiala was suffering from a back injury and “needed to pull out” from Saturday’s clash with Japan and Tuesday’s meeting with France.
Germany will not call in a replacement.
On Wednesday, striker Niclas Fuellkrug left camp and returned to club side Borussia Dortmund due to thigh problems.
Flick called up forward Thomas Mueller in Fuellkrug’s absence, the first time the veteran has been included in the Germany set-up since the Qatar World Cup in 2022.
Germany has qualified for Euro 2024 as tournament host and will therefore only play friendly matches in the lead-up.
(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – AFP)