Mueller injured in bike accident

Germany forward Thomas Mueller has been cut on the chin and has

scraped his knee after falling off a mountain bike.

The 20-year-old Bayern Munich upstart was riding Wednesday as

part of a training session at Germany’s camp in northern Italy.

Mueller arrived in the camp a day earlier, having played in the

Champions League final for Bayern.

The German soccer federation says Mueller needed stitches on his

chin but his bones and muscles are fine and he will still play in

the World Cup.

Germany has been hit by a series of injuries to its World Cup

squad, including captain Michael Ballack, who won’t play because of

an ankle injury he picked up in the FA Cup final for Chelsea.