Teenage midfielder Julian Draxler has withdrawn from Germany's friendly against Paraguay on Wednesday after suffering an injury in Schalke's 3-3 Bundesliga draw with Hamburg.
The 19-year-old limped off after only 23 minutes of the Royal Blues' draw on Sunday having damaged the tendon in his left ankle.
With six international appearances so far, Draxler has been ruled out of Germany's friendly in Kaiserslautern as Germany head coach Joachim Low prepares for next month's FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers against Austria and the Faroe Islands.
"The injury could quickly get inflamed and turn into a long drawn-out affair, so it makes no sense (for him to play on Wednesday)," said Schalke team manager Horst Heldt.
Heldt added that it would be "tight" for Draxler to be fit for Schalke's next Bundesliga match against Wolfsburg on Saturday. Low has no plans to call up a replacement for Draxler to his 20-man squad, the German Football Federation (DFB) confirmed.