Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng has been ruled out of Germany’s international matches against San Marino and Italy due to an injury.
Boateng picked up an adductor muscle injury during his club’s 1-1 draw against Hoffenheim in Bundesliga on Saturday, reported Reuters.
The 28-year-old was taken off in the 82nd minute and will need a few days to recover.
“The injury is nothing complicated,” said Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “But it would be careless to let him go there.”
Germany travel to San Marino on Nov. 11 for a World Cup qualifier before taking on Italy in Milan four days later in a friendly.
Germany coach Joachim Loew’s squad is without several injured players while some others, including Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil, have been given a rest.