Bayern refuse to rule Schweinsteiger out of Pokal final

The 29-year-old has only suffered a minor kneecap injury and the club will monitor his situation in the coming days before deciding whether he can feature in Berlin

Bayern Munich have confirmed that Bastian Schweinsteiger picked up a knee injury during their Bundesliga win over Stuttgart on Saturday – but say he could yet feature in the DFB-Pokal final.

The Germany international was withdrawn against his side’s southern rivals after just 37 minutes, prompting fears he could miss next weekend’s cup clash with Dortmund in Berlin – and even the World Cup.

However, the Bavarians have now confirmed that the midfielder has not suffered any serious injury and could return at the Olympiastadion on Saturday.

The 29-year-old underwent tests in the wake of the match with club doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt and it was revealed that he only sustained slight irritation to the left kneecap.

He will begin training on his own and the club’s medical staff will decide on a day-to-day basis how much htey can up his workload before making a final decision of his participation in Saturday’s showdown with BVB.

Bayern and Dortmund kick off in the German capital at 20:00CET.

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