Germany coach Joachim Loew has been taken to hospital after suffering an injury while exercising, and will miss upcoming games against Belarus and Estonia,the German Football Association (DFB) said Friday.
In a statement, the association confirmed that Loew was receiving treatment for a crushed artery and would not be in the dugout for the upcoming internationals.
It was earlier reported that Loew had checked into the university clinic in Freiburg with circulatory problems after dropping a dumbbell on himself several weeks ago, but said that he had not undergone an operation.
“I feel better, but I just have to look after myself for a few weeks,” said Loew in a statement.
The DFB confirmed that assistant coach Marcus Sorg would take over managerial duties in the European Championship qualifiers against Belarus and Estonia on June 8 and June 11.