Found November 17, 2013 on NESN.com:
Sami Khedira tore his right ACL during Germany’s draw with Italy on Saturday. The injury has spread shock waves from Berlin to Madrid and beyond because it affects so much of the soccer world. The Germany and Real Madrid midfielder will likely miss the rest of the season. He has undergone surgery and faces several months of rehabilitation. While it’s doubtful that he’ll play in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, it’s almost certain that he will be nowhere near his best should he recover in time to participate in next summer’s tournament. The injury will be a small blip in Khedira’s impressive career. He has demonstrated his durability over the years, playing regular games (for club and country) since the 2006-07 season. The 26-year-old should recover from this knee injury and reassume his role as a key player at one of soccer’s leading clubs and the international powerhouse that is Germany’s national team. But that may not happen before next August, and a lot can change between now and then. ...
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