Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka could reportedly miss out the 2018 World Cup campaign in Russia after suffering a knee ligament damage.

The Switzerland captain has picked up the injury in training ground with the national team after a collision with his teammate.

The 25-year-old was taken to hospital on Thursday but has himself admitted that he is now relieved.

It was reported that Xhaka is likely to miss out the World Cup tournament but team doctor has revealed that the midfielder has only suffered a bruise to the bone.

“I am very relieved,” Xhaka told reporters after returning to the team hotel.

Team doctor Pierre-Etienne Fournier revealed: “We could already see that the ligaments were intact. But we wanted to play it safe, also with regard to the meniscus (cartilage).”

“We are very relieved that it is only a painful bone bruise. And we very grateful that we are able to do an MRI scan late in the evening.”

Xhaka, who scored 9 goals in 61 appearances for Switzerland, will not feature the Sunday’s friendly game against Spain.

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