- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 11, 2014

FREIENBACH, Switzerland (AP) - Switzerland says defender Philippe Senderos injured a calf muscle in training and returned to his club Aston Villa for treatment.

Senderos is the third Swiss defender to withdraw ahead of Saturday’s European Championship qualifier against Lithuania.

Fabian Lustenberger and Silvan Widmer were injured playing for their clubs Hertha Berlin and Udinese, respectively, last weekend.

Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic called in Michael Lang of Grasshoppers as a replacement.

Wolfsburg left-back Ricardo Rodriguez joined the squad despite being doubtful with a thigh injury.

Switzerland hosts Lithuania at St. Gallen and then travels to play Poland in a friendly at Wroclaw next Tuesday.

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