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Schweinsteiger pulls out of France friendly with injury

Associated Press

2/3/2013 9:14:37 AM

BERLIN -- Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has pulled out of Germany's friendly with France on Wednesday.

The German football federation says the 28-year-old Schweinsteiger injured his ankle in Bayern's 3-0 win at Mainz in the Bundesliga on Saturday. It did not say which ankle the player injured.

Bayern says Schweinsteiger needs a three-day break.

Germany coach Joachim Loew did not call up a replacement for the game in Paris.