Injury concerns for Germany captain Michael Ballack

Germany coach Joachim Low will be hoping that his captain Michael Ballack has not suffered any serious injuries in Chelsea’s FA Cup Final win on Saturday, with less than a month until the start of the 2010 World Cup.

Ballack was cut down in Chelsea’s FA Cup final win by Portsmouth’s Kevin-Prince Boateng who laid a very crude tackle on Ballack in the first half of the FA Cup that forced the German captain to be retired from the game injured.

Ballack will be tested today to ascertain just how much damage has been done, but preliminary x-rays show no broken bones and German fans and Ballack himself are hoping that the injury is only minor.

Boateng could be an opponent of Germany at the World Cup, if he makes the Ghanian team, and Ghana face Serbia in their first match of Group D of the World Cup at Pretoria, while Germany will do battle with Australia at Durban in the same group.

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