Xhaka relieved as injury scare won’t cost him World Cup

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Granit Xhaka‘s World Cup fears are fortunately unfounded.

The Arsenal man limped out of Switzerland training on Thursday with what was feared as a major knee injury.

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It’s turned out to be just a deep bruise — must be some bruise — and Xhaka remains likely to be a big part of the Swiss effort at summiting a difficult Group E over Costa Rica, Serbia, and favorites Brazil.

Xhaka is “very relieved,” according to the BBC, but expected to miss some time including a friendly versus Spain.