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Schweinsteiger admits he is carrying ankle injury

10 May 2012 15:47:06

Schweinsteiger admits he is carrying ankle injury

Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger admitted Thursday his ankle injury is not "100 percent" as his side face the German cup and Champions League finals in the next ten days.

Bayern face Borussia Dortmund in the German cup final on Saturday at Berlin's Olympic Stadium.

They then host Chelsea at Munich's Allianz Arena on May 19 as the Bavarians look to lift European football's top domestic title for the first time since 2001.

Schweinsteiger tore ankle ligaments at the start of February and despite making his return a month later, says he still has problems.

"You have days when you notice the problem is still there and not yet fully recovered," said Schweinsteiger.

"The injury is fading away, but there is something still not quite right."

Schweinsteiger has been twice hit by injury this season after breaking his collarbone last November, then damaging ankle ligaments.

As the vice-captain of both Bayern and Germany, Schweinsteiger says he will be fully fit for Euro 2012, which starts on June 8 to be co-hosted by Ukraine and Poland.

"We will have a long training camp to prepare, when we can train really well and I'll need that then," said Schweinsteiger.


AFP

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