Schweinsteiger may miss Euro semifinal

Updated: Jun 24, 2012, 20:47 PM IST

Warsaw: German midfielder Batsian Schweinsteiger said that he could miss Thursday`s Euro 2012 semifinal due to a recurring ankle injury.

Germany, who thrashed Greece 4-2 in the quarterfinals Friday, will face the winners of Sunday`s match between Italy and England.

Schweinsteiger revealed his ankle had not completely recovered after suffering a ligament tear while playing for Bayern Munich in February.

"To be honest, the ankle is worrying me," Schweinsteiger was quoted as saying. "It didn`t heal properly.”

“But there isn`t time to rest. Hopefully we will have two more games and I have to struggle through. But then I will take time to get healthy."

The 27-year-old, who is being courted by Champions League winners Chelsea, has played an instrumental role in maintaining the Germans` unbeaten record in this year`s tournament.

However, the midfielder admitted that he had a bad day in the office in Germany`s quarter-final triumph.

"I made some bad passes that I usually never make ... Such errors should not happen to a player like me," Schweinsteiger said.