Germany's Antonio Rudiger out of Euro 2016 with knee injury

Antonio Rudiger lies on the ground holding his knee after being injured in traing with Germany
Antonio Rudiger lies on the ground holding his knee after being injured in training with Germany

Germany defender Antonio Rudiger has been ruled out of Euro 2016 after tearing cruciate knee ligaments in training on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old was taking part in the squad's first session at their base in France when he suffered the injury.

"A decision on a new player has yet to be taken," said a Germany statement.

The absence Rudiger, who plays for Roma in Serie A, is a blow with fellow centre-back Mats Hummels not fully recovered from a leg muscle injury.

Germany had arrived at their tournament base in Evian only hours before Rudiger was injured.

They are in the same group as Northern Ireland, Poland and Ukraine.

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