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Two Germans injured

Two Germans injured

Rieder, Fauser to travel home

Published 14.05.2016 23:54 GMT+3 | Author Martin Merk
Two Germans injured
Germany's Tobias Rieder had to travel home due to injury. Photo: Minas Panagiotakis / HHOF-IIHF Images
German forward Tobias Rieder of the Arizona Coyotes suffered a knee injury and will leave the team that competes in the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.

The forward suffered an injury to his interior ligament of his left knee when colliding with Canada’s Corey Perry and will be sidelined for four to six weeks as the team announced today. He flew back to Germany this afternoon.

“The loss hits us hard. Tobias is an important part of our team on and off the ice,” head coach Marco Sturm said.

Rieder didn’t play in yesterday’s 5-2 win against Belarus. Germany will play its next game on Sunday against Team USA.

After Rieder also Gerrit Fauser was announced injured. The forward of the Grizzlys Wolfsburg will be sidelined due to an old shoulder injury. He will travel back on Sunday.


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