Mario Gómez ruled out of EURO 2016 due to injury

Updated: July 3, 2016

The German football federation (DFB) says Gómez’ participation in the semi-final against France or Iceland and a potential final is “out of the question.”

Mario Gómez suffered a hamstring injury during yesterday’s quarter-final match against Italy, which Germany won on penalties. At first the injury didn’t seem all too serious, but as it turns out the injury is serious enough to rule the German striker out of the tournament. Mario Gómez is expected to be out 2 to 4 weeks.

Bastian Schweinsteiger and Sami Khedira are also both doubtful for Thursday’s semifinal in Marseille with a knee injury and groin injury, respectively.

The DFB says an MRI scan in Annecy on Sunday revealed Schweinsteiger had a ligament strain in his right knee after receiving a knock in Saturday’s quarterfinal against Italy, while Khedira has a left adductor injury.

Germany will play either France or Iceland in the semifinal.

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