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Naby Keita leaves Leipzig teammate Diego Demme with bruised knee

RB Leipzig say midfielder Diego Demme sustained only a bruised knee following a challenge by Liverpool target Naby Keita in training.

Leipzig are currently in a preseason camp in Seefeld, Austria ahead of their first-ever Champions League campaign.

During Monday's session, the workout was ended abruptly following Keita's retaliatory challenge on one-time Germany international Demme.

Kicker reported that Demme had won the ball off Keita with a tackle that left the former Istres midfielder in pain, and he took revenge and jumped into Demme, who was left lying on the pitch and limped off with a bandage around his knee.

Coach Ralph Hasenhuttl then immediately stopped the training session, kicker added.

However, a further examination showed that Demme only sustained a bruised knee, with Leipzig confirming on Twitter that the midfielder not suffered any meniscal or ligament damage in the tackle.

Stephan Uersfeld is the Germany correspondent for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter @uersfeld.


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