Germany duo Manuel Neuer and Philipp Lahm are set to arrive at a pre-World Cup training camp late on Friday after both suffered injuries in Saturday's DFB-Pokal final.
Bayern keeper Neuer and national skipper Lahm underwent treatment in Munich after the match and missed the start of the training camp as a result. Goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, whose move from Borussia Moenchengladbach to Barcelona was recently announced, has been put on standby.
Lahm is expected to return to be able to train with his teammates soon, but it remains unclear when Neuer will be ready to join Die Mannschaft on the pitch. Bayern have said both will be fit for the tournament.
That upbeat view was echoed by attacker Miroslav Klose, who said: "Manuel has to rest his shoulder. But he is a keeper and he does not have to a lot of running. He will not lose too much [by missing training] and I have no worries.
"I can't imagine that they [Lahm and Neuer] will be sidelined [for the tournament]."
However, some commentators in Germany feel Neuer's injury is being played down after the decision to place Ter Stegen on standby.
Germany, like all other World Cup nations, must announce their 23-man squad on June 2. FIFA rules state that a player from the final list can be "replaced in the event of serious injury up until 24 hours before the kick-off of his team's ﬁrst match."
Germany kick off their World Cup campaign on June 16, when they take on Portugal in the first Group G match in Salvador. They will be without Lars Bender, who has been ruled out of the tournament after picking up a thigh injury in training.