Lukas Podolski is out of Germany’s last 16 match with Algeria on Monday.
The forward posted a message to his Facebook page to say, “ Hello Fans. Unfortunately, I must take a time-out because I suffered a little injury in the game vs. the USA.
“I must keep my head up and push the lads now. Hope to be back in the Quarterfinal. Poldi.”
The Arsenal man was taken off at half-time in the game against the Americans, replaced by Miroslav Klose, and the reason is now pretty obvious.
German coach Jogi Low admitted it would be a ‘big risk’ to consider the former Cologne man but said he’d be back in contention ‘if we manage to advance’.