Podolski not setting himself targets
Germany forward Lukas Podolski is not setting himself any targets after being sidelined with a ligament injury. The 26-year-old has been ruled out by his club Cologne for up to a month after a previous injury flared up during Saturday's 4-1 Bundesliga loss to Schalke.
While a club statement said he would be unavailable for "three to four weeks", doubts have been raised as to whether Podolski will make a full enough recovery to be considered for UEFA EURO 2012.
He told Bild: "It is bitter enough that it is the same injury all over again and that I am going to miss the coming games. I have got to be professional and deal with it and then see to it that I get really fit again quickly. I am not setting myself any targets."
Podolski is certain to miss games against Kaiserslautern, Hamburg, Nurnberg and he is also likely to miss the derby with Bayer Leverkusen. His loss is a major blow to Cologne, who slipped to within three points of the relegation zone at the weekend.