May 12, 2014 / 1:57 PM / 4 years ago

Schweinsteiger is Bayern doubt for Cup final

BERLIN (Reuters) - Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is doubtful for the German Cup final against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday after picking up a knee injury.

Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger (C) reacts after the third goal scored by Real Madrid during their Champions League semi-final second leg soccer match in Munich, April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Schweinsteiger, who missed much of the season with an ankle problem but has been named in Germany’s provisional 30-man squad for next month’s World Cup, suffered inflammation in his left knee and will be training alone for a few days.

The player was taken off after 37 minutes of Bayern’s Bundesliga season finale on Saturday, a 1-0 win over VfB Stuttgart.

“He has to reduce training intensity for a few days and will have an individual training programme,” Bayern said in a statement on Monday.

Schweinsteiger is hoping to be fit for Germany’s pre-World Cup training camp starting on May 21. Coach Joachim Loew has to finalise his 23-man squad by June 2.

Reporting by Karolos Grohmann, editing by Tony Jimenez

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