Marc-Andre ter Stegen has not been called up by Germany coach Joachim Low for games against Russia and Holland on Nov. 15 and Nov. 19.
It's an absence which came as a surprise, but Low has explained that the Barcelona goalkeeper has a shoulder problem which he will seek tretament on during the international break.
"Marc's been playing brilliantly in Barcelona for weeks, but he's had problems with his shoulder for a while," the German boss said.
"He's spoke with Andy Köpke and they've decided the best measure is to take a break during the internationals. He needs some days off, without working hard.
"The season is long and there will be time for him to play for Germany. Now it's about recovering."
Jerome Boateng is in a similar situation and has also been left out, while Toni Kroos will only take part in the UEFA Nations League game against Holland.
- Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Bernd Leno (Arsenal), Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt)
- Defenders: Matthias Ginter (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Jonas Hector (Koln), Mats Hummels, Niklas Sule (Bayern Munich), Thilo Kehrer (PSG), Antonio Rüdiger (Chelsea), Nico Schulz (Hoffenheim), Jonathan Tah (Bayer Leverkusen)
- Midfielders and forwards: Julian Brandt, Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen), Julian Draxler (PSG), Serge Gnabry, Leon Goretzka, Joshua Kimmich, Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Sebastian Rudy, Mark Uth (Schalke 04), Leroy Sane (Manchester City), Timo Werner (RB Leipzig).