Germany and Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has had successful surgery on torn knee ligaments and he may be available for the World Cup, according to Germany team doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt.
"The operation went well," Mueller-Wohlfahrt said on the German soccer federation website (www.dfb.de).
"Now we hope that Sami will be back to fitness for the World Cup in Brazil (starting in June)," he added.
Real confirmed the success of the surgery, which took place under the supervision of club doctors at a clinic in Augsburg, Germany on Saturday.
"Over the next three weeks the player will follow a specific recovery plan so the injured ligaments heal correctly," the Spanish club said on their website (www.realmadrid.com).