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Germany dealt serious injury blow as Timo Werner gets injured

Timo Werner is a doubt for the World Cup after suffering an injury in the first half of RB Leipzig's Champions League win over Shakhtar.

Former Chelsea forward, Timo Werner has emerged as a doubt for the World Cup after limping off in the first half of RB Leipzig’s 4-0 win against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday night.

Werner started the match in good form and spirits, having scored successively in his previous two Champions League outings against Celtic and Real Madrid. He also already made several efforts on goal on the night and was looking to get on the score sheet but his night was cut short when he went down after only 20 minutes into the game.

The extent of the injury has not been confirmed but it seems the German international could miss out on the World cup and has become a major concern for Germnay boss Hansi Flick.

Werner has rediscovered his scoring touch since leaving Chelsea, netting nine goals in 16 games across all competitions, and this could play a significant role in the amount of offensive players the German side will have in Qatar.

Germany is set to begin their World Cup campaign against Japan on November 23. 

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