Sami Khedira will miss the rest of Euro 2016 with groin injury

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According to reports in Germany, Sami Khedira’s Euro 2016 tournament is over thanks to a groin injury he re-aggrivated in the early going of the quarterfinal against Italy.

Khedria appeared to re-injure a preexisting groin injury during a standing 50/50 challenge, and was eventually subbed off for Bastian Schweinsteiger in the 16th minute. German publication Kicker reports that Khedira injured his left adductor muscle, the same injury that kept him out for two club games in February. The report says he will have an MRI on Sunday to reveal the extent of the injury, but with a potential final just seven days away, his tournament is over no matter the results.

The injury forces head coach Joachim Löw to consider his options, as Khedira becomes the second German player Löw will need to replace. Defender Mats Hummels will miss the semifinal due to yellow card suspension.

The 29-year-old has struggled mightily with injuries the past few years that have affected both his club and international careers. Khedira tore his ACL back in late 2013, forcing him to miss the entire second half of the season. He returned for the Champions League final but did not look himself.

The next season, his last with Real Madrid, Khedira only managed 17 matches the whole year due to a number of injuries. Last year with Juventus, Khedira missed 22 matches across all competitions due to injuries, and was forced to skip the final four Euro qualifiers with the national team as well.