Mesut Özil has been ruled out of the upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Poland in Warsaw (Saturday, 11th October, 20:45 CEST) and Ireland in Gelsenkirchen (Tuesday, 14th October, 20:45 CEST). The Arsenal attacker will also have to sit out the final two international fixtures of the year - Germany face Gibraltar in a European Championship qualifier in Nuremberg (14th November, 20:45 CET) before a friendly against Spain in Vigo on 18th November.
The 25-year-old complained about discomfort in his knee on Tuesday when he arrived in Frankfurt. Having been examined by team doctor Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt today in Munich, it was discovered that he has a partial lateral collateral ligament tear in his left knee. Mesut Özil is expected to be out for ten to twelve weeks.
André Schürrle didn't train this morning; the Chelsea player completed an individual session at the team hotel.