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All-clear for Lahm and Neuer

Attacks of cramp were not the only physical problems suffered by Bayern players in the DFB Cup final, as Philipp Lahm and Manuel Neuer both came away from the hard-fought and intense clash against Borussia Dortmund with injuries. The Germany internationals reported to Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt on Monday for medical examinations, after which the FCB Chief Medical Officer sounded the all-clear: both Lahm and Neuer will be fit to contest the World Cup in Brazil.

Lahm has a bruised left ankle after taking a blow to the joint during the match. Neither the ligaments nor the bones are damaged. The FCB and Germany captain will be off training for the next five to seven days.

Neuer has sustained minor damage to the ligaments in his right shoulder. The keeper will initially wear his arm in a sling to relieve the joint and must also take it easy in training.

Both Lahm and Neuer will travel with the Germany squad to their 11-day training camp in Passeiertal, South Tyrol, on Wednesday. They will receive treatment several times a day before recommencing training depending on the speed of their recoveries.