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German forward Thomas Mueller was riding his bike as part of a training session at Germany's camp in northern Italy when he got into a minor accident. ((Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) )

Germany forward Thomas Mueller cut his chin and scraped his knee after falling off a mountain bike Wednesday.

The 20-year-old Bayern Munich upstart was riding his bike 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 would still be playing 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 be playing because of an ankle injury he picked up in the FA Cup final for Chelsea.