Joachim Low hospitalised after ‘dropping dumbbell on himself’


Germany boss Joachim Low will be absent from dugout for Euro 2020 qualifiers next month after ‘dropping dumbbell on himself’

  • Joachim Low will miss Germany’s Euro qualifiers against Belarus and Estonia
  • The sports accident had squeezed an artery and required treatment
  • According to BILD, Low dropped a dumbbell on himself several weeks ago 
  • The Germany boss will be replaced on the bench by his assistant Marcus Sorg

Germany coach Joachim Low has been hospitalised following a sports accident and will miss their upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Belarus and Estonia.

The German Football Association (DFB) said Low needed to be taken to hospital due to ‘the effects of a sports accident’ that had squeezed an artery and required treatment.

According to German publication BILD, Low checked into a university clinic in Freiburg after dropping a dumbbell on himself several weeks ago.

Germany manager Joachim Low has been hospitalised following a sports accident

Germany manager Joachim Low has been hospitalised following a sports accident

Low will be replaced on the bench by his assistant Marcus Sorg for their June 8 qualifier against Belarus in Borisov and their home match against Estonia three days later.

‘I feel well again but I have to take it easy for the next four weeks,’ Low said in the DFB statement. ‘I am in constant touch with the coaching staff and will remain in tight contact over the phone ahead of the two matches.’

Germany want to put on a strong display in the next qualifying round as they look to rebuild after last year’s World Cup first round exit that shocked the soccer-mad nation and the surprise Nations League relegation.

The Germans are third in the Euro 2020 qualifying Group C on three points, three behind leaders Northern Ireland, but with a game in hand.

Low will miss Germany's upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Belarus and Estonia

Low will miss Germany’s upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Belarus and Estonia

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