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Sinkiewicz ruled out of Euro 2008

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Bayer Leverkusen defender Lukas Sinkiewicz´s hopes of representing Germany at Euro 2008 have been dashed by a serious knee injury.

The 22-year-old tore cruciate knee ligaments in his side´s 2-1 win over Hansa Rostock on Saturday, meaning he will be out of action for up to six months.

The results of a scan on Sunday confirmed the player´s worse fears and ended any lingering hopes he had of convincing Germany coach Joachim Low of taking him to Austria and Switzerland for this summer´s championships.

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