Klose ruled out of Euro 2012 qualifiers

Klose ruled out of Euro 2012 qualifiers

Published May. 30, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

Striker Miroslav Klose will miss Germany's 2012 European Championship qualifiers against Austria and Azerbaijan because of bruised ribs.

The German football federation says Klose had severe pains Monday morning and that a scan determined he would not be able to train for several days. Germany plays Austria on June 3 and the Azeris four days later.

Klose was injured in Germany's 2-1 victory over Uruguay in a friendly on Sunday.

Klose has scored 61 goals in 109 games for Germany. His eight goals in five qualifiers so far have helped Germany to a perfect 5-0 record in Group A.