Germany and Bayern Munich defender Philipp Lahm, left, and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer were both injured in the German Cup final but will take part in World Cup preparations. (Alexander Hassenstein/FIFA/Getty Images)
Some of Germany's stalwart starters are battling injury woes after a lengthy club season, but so far they've been given the green light for all things World Cup.
Bayern Munich's Philipp Lahm and Manuel Neuer both suffered injuries in the club's 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in Saturday's German Cup final, but the Bundesliga winner claims that both players will be cleared to participate in World Cup camp, allaying fears of a worst-case scenario for Die Mannschaft.
Via the club's official English-language Twitter feed (and confirmed on the club's official website):
KNOW YOUR ENEMY: Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer
KNOW YOUR ENEMY: Germany midfielder Toni Kroos
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As for Bastian Schweinsteiger, who missed the cup final with a knee injury, he has assured all that his place in World Cup camp is not in jeopardy either
. So for U.S. fans hoping for a watered down German team to take the field in Group G play, it's back to the voodoo dolls.