Sami Khedira will play again for Real Madrid this season, according to manager Carlo Ancelotti.
The 27-year-old central midfielder suffered a cruciate ligament injury while on international duty with Germany last November. At the time, the prognosis was that Khedira would miss the rest of the season with his club, and was unlikely to play for his country at the World Cup in Brazil this summer.
Madridistas were given good news last week though when the club confirmed the former Stuttgart man was back in training with the first team squad and making good progress in his attempt return to match fitness.
And speaking at his press conference before the semi-final tie with Bayern Munich, Carlo Ancelotti said Khedira could be back in the team soon.
“Khedira is training very well, has recovered well,” Ancelotti said. He continued: “I feel that he will play again before the end of the (club) season.”
Khedira, who was signed for Los Blancos when Jose Mourinho was in charge of the club, has won 44 caps for his country. If he returns to the Madrid side before the end of the campaign, he will hope to add to that number in the summer. Germany have been drawn against Portugal, Ghana and United States in Group G.