Bayern Munich's German striker Leroy Sane is a major doubt for the Qatar World Cup. Image Credit: Reuters

Bayern Munich’s Leroy Sane tore his thigh muscle in Sunday’s 5-0 home win over Freiburg, the Bundesliga club said, casting doubt over his inclusion in the Germany squad for the World Cup that kicks off next month.

Bayern said Sane tore the rear thigh muscle in his left leg and did not give a timeline on his return but German media said he would be out for three weeks.

Fine form

The 26-year-old has been in fine form for the German giants with 10 goals in all competitions this season, including five in his last five games. He contributed with a goal and an assist in the win over Freiburg.

Germany, who are in Group E alongside Spain, Costa Rica and Japan at the Nov. 20-Dec. 18 World Cup in Qatar, have yet to announce their final squad. They begin their group campaign on Nov. 23 against Japan.

Bayern visit Augsburg in the German Cup tomorrow, Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Saturday and Barcelona in the Champions League next Wednesday.