Germany midfielder Sami Khedira is set to miss the rest of Euro 2016 because of a groin injury, report Kicker.
The 29-year-old was taken off injured after just 15 minutes in Germany’s quarter-final victory over Italy and was replaced by captain Bastian Schweinsteiger.
The Juventus midfielder has suffered “at least a partial tear in the adductor of his left thigh,” according to Kicker.
Khedira will have a full diagnosis of his injury later today when he undergoes a scan, but the former Real Madrid man is almost certain to miss the rest of the competition.
Should Germany beat either France or Iceland, who will contest for the final spot in the last four this evening, then Khedira will miss playing in an international tournament final for the second time in a row.
Khedira was forced to pull out of Germany’s 1-0 win against Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final because of a calf problem.
With Khedira now set to miss the rest of the tournament, Schweinsteiger is likely to come in for his injured team-mate.
The Manchester United midfielder has made four appearances for Germany so far in the Euros but all as a substitute.
As well as Khedira, Joachim Low will also have to contend without centre-back Mats Hummels.
Hummels, who signed for Bayern Munich from rivals Borussia Dortmund in May, is suspended after picking up his second yellow card of the competition against Italy.
Germany, however, still remain favourites to win the European Championship despite some key players being unavailable for the next round.