REUTERS: Germany defender Niklas Suele will not play a part in their upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Romania and North Macedonia after suffering a thigh injury, the country's football association (DFB) said on Saturday.
Suele was not in the squad that travelled to Bucharest where they take on Romania on Sunday, with the 25-year-old returning to his club Bayern Munich.
A replacement was not named for Suele, and head coach Joachim Loew will have only 22 players at his disposal.
Germany are top of Group J after beating Iceland 3-0 in their first game on Thursday. They host North Macedonia on Wednesday in Duisburg.
(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Hugh Lawson)