National player Timo Werner was injured and replaced by RB Leipzig in the Champions League game.

The 26-year-old was fouled against Shakhtar Donetsk in the 14th minute and tried again after treatment despite problems with his left ankle. In the 19th minute, however, the striker had to make room for Emil Forsberg and limped slightly into the dressing room.

However, coach Marco Rose gave the all-clear after the game. “He was in pain when he stepped on it. It needs to be investigated further. The doc says it doesn’t appear to be anything wild,” Rose said. It was initially unclear whether Werner’s injury would affect participation in the World Cup. Germany has its first World Cup game on November 23 against Japan.

According to the club, Werner complained of pain in his foot after Donetsk captain Taras Stepanenko fouled him. More detailed examinations are to be carried out on Thursday in the hospital in Leipzig. The team flies back on Wednesday evening by charter plane.