Oct.27 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Michael Schumacher is sporting a big graze and a bandage on his left knee and shin in the paddock ahead of this weekend’s Indian grand prix.

He said he was injured playing soccer last week.

“Probably anyone who has played football has experienced this — I was fouled,” the Mercedes driver told the German newspaper Bild.

Asked if the problem will hold him back in India, Schumacher answered: “If I need to race with a bandage, I will.”