Bernd Leno has pulled out of the Germany squad for their upcoming EURO 2020 qualifiers with Belarus and Estonia due to a thumb injury.
The keeper, who was on the bench for Wednesday’s Europa League final, has been replaced by Bayern Munich’s Sven Ulreich after picking up a thumb problem that has apparently been causing him some discomfort for a while.
Speaking about Leno’s decision, Die Mannschaft keeper coach Andy Koepke revealed, “I know that Bernd has had some pain in his hand recently.
“He is going to have a splint put on his thumb, so we won’t be able to play him in the two upcoming games.”
Presumably, if he’s having a splint put in place rather than surgery it’s nothing too serious and he can now head off on his holidays. Arsenal’s first team aren’t expected to return to pre-season training until the second week of July.