|Germany player Sami Khedira reacts after being injured during a match against Italy|
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The Real Madrid player left the field of play after 66 minutes in visible pain after clashing with Andrea Pirlo, receiving a knock to his knee.
He was replaced by Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sven Bender and was transported straight to a medical clinic in Milan to undergo radiological tests.
Khedira underwent surgery in Augsburg on Saturday, under the supervision of the German national team's medical chief and renown sports medicine expert, Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfarth.
"The procedure went well. Now we just have to hope that Sami will be fit again time for the World Cup," said Müller-Wohlfahrt.
And there has been a groundswell of support for Khedira on social media.
Bad luck;( Sami Khedira, all the best for u. Get well soon!— Lukas-Podolski.com (@Podolski10) November 16, 2013
#AnimoKhedira. Te esperamos pronto 'Tanque Alemán'.— Xabi Alonso (@XabiAlonso) November 16, 2013
All my support to my teammate Khedira, I hope everything goes ok today mate. You'll be back soon. Keep strong..!!— Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamos) November 16, 2013
Gute Besserung Sami Get well soon Sami— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) November 15, 2013
Khedira, I wish you all the best for your recovery. You're a fighter and we wait for your fast return. The World Cup is waiting for you.— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) November 16, 2013
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