Goretzka gives injury update ahead of Turkey clash

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Leon Goretzka has given an update on his fitness ahead of Germany’s upcoming match against Turkey.

Leon Goretzka.
Leon Goretzka. Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0

Leon Goretzka has declared himself fit for Saturday’s friendly against Turkey after shaking off a muscle injury to return to training on Wednesday.

However, the Bayern Munich midfielder will still be wearing a splint after undergoing hand surgery in October.

“I feel good. My hand is fine so far. I’m playing with the splint I wore in the league and in the Champions League. It fits well. It’s very clunky and a bit annoying, but it’s necessary, so that I could get back into action so early,” Goretzka told reporters at a press conference on Wednesday.

“It’s extremely annoying because I tie my shoes very tightly. I haven’t found anyone who does it 100 percent. Jo Kimmich has tried it, as has Thomas Muller. But I hope I’ll be able to do it myself soon,” he added.

Germany face Turkey in Berlin on Saturday before locking horns with Austria away on Tuesday.

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