Germany defender Mats Hummels admits Bastian Schweinsteiger’s knee injury is a cause for concern for the team.
The Germany captain suffered a partial ligament tear in his left knee in training and will not be available for the friendlies against England and Italy.
Reports also suggest the Manchester United man could be absent for the Euro 2016, but Hummels hopes he is fit enough to play in the tournament.
“Of course, we all feel for Bastian after what happened,” Hummels told the official German Football Association (DFB) website.
“Everybody who has recurring injury problems knows how frustrating this can be.
“It is very annoying for Bastian, but also for the team. He is our captain. I obviously hope his injury will not keep him out of the Euros.
“We know that Bastian, like any other player, will be focused on getting back as soon as possible. The first day is all about frustration when you get injured, but from there on, you are entirely focused on making your comeback as soon as possible.”