German forward Podolski escapes unharmed after car crash

Updated: Nov 29, 2011, 13:27 PM IST

Berlin: German striker Lukas Podolski was involved in a car crash while driving to training here.

Even though his car sustained heavy damage, Podolski was unharmed. The accident took place Monday.

Podolski was very concerned about the well-being of the family of three, whose car he collided with. The father and a child sustained minor injuries and were later taken to hospital as a security measure.

Podolski is nursing a left-calf injury sustained in the 3-0 loss Friday against Monchengladbach.

The Polish born striker straight away went to the Cologne`s headquarters and met with the team physio though his visit had nothing to do with the crash.

"I am fine, nothing happened, I had a slight collision; it was nothing more," the striker was quoted saying by

"I let myself be treated because of an injury from the Monchengladbach game that had nothing to do with the accident."

A MRI scan on his calf revealed that Podolski had not sustained any structural damage, meaning that he will return to training Wednesday and should be fit to face Stuttgart Saturday.