Bayern says Neuer, Lahm fit for World Cup

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 19, 2014 at 10:58 am •  Published: May 19, 2014
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MUNICH (AP) — Germany captain Philipp Lahm and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will be fit in time for the World Cup despite sustaining injuries in the German Cup final, Bayern Munich said Monday.

Neuer finished the match with a right-shoulder injury. Lahm was substituted after injuring his left ankle. Both were examined Monday by Bayern's doctor.

Bayern said their World Cup was not in jeopardy and that they will travel with the national team to the training camp in northern Italy on Wednesday.

Lahm will not be able to practice for up to seven days because of a bruise. Neuer has to wear a brace and will be treated in the camp. His response to treatment will determine how long he will be unable to train.

The statement made no mention of midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, who missed Saturday's final with a knee injury, but previous reports said he was not seriously hurt.

Bayern beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 in extra time to complete its second successive domestic double.

Germany played an impressive qualifying campaign but injuries to some key players have dampened the optimism ahead of the World Cup.