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World Cup fear for former Chelsea striker Timo Werner as German limps off injured after just 17 minutes for RB Leipzig

TIMO WERNER limped off for RB Leipzig just three weeks before Germany’s World Cup opener.

The former Chelsea striker lasted just 17 minutes of Wednesday night’s 4-0 Champions League romp at Shakhtar Donetsk.

RB Leipzig frontman Timo Werner went down without any contact and had to be taken off early in Wednesday’s clash with Ukrainians Shakhtar
Ex-Chelsea ace Werner has been a key man for Leipzig this season and has also started the last eight games for Germany

Werner fell to the ground under no pressure after delivering an innocuous pass and signalled he was unable to play on.

But the 26-year-old walked off unaided, with Emil Forsberg coming on to replace him.

Werner has been revitalised since returning to Leipzig in the summer following two mixed seasons with Chelsea.

And nine goals in 15 club games has also cemented his status as a first-choice pick for Germany.

He’s started the last eight matches for Hansi Flick’s men.

In all, Werner has notched 24 goals in 55 international appearances since his Germany debut five years ago.

And Arsenal legend Thierry Henry believes “feeling the love” again is the main reason the attacker was flying until his injury.

Henry told CBS Sports: “I will call it confidence. 


“You have players who don’t care if you put your arm around them. They will come, execute and leave.

“Then you have some players that need to feel the love. 

“They need to feel maybe that they are going to play for 90 minutes.”

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