Borussia Dortmund forward Michy Batshuayi may be sidelined for the rest of the Bundesliga season due to an ankle injury, both the German club and the player announced on Monday.
Batshuayi, who is on loan to the German side from Chelsea, suffered the injury during the 2-0 Ruhr derby defeat against Schalke 04 on Sunday, leaving the field on crutches. The Chelsea loanee appeared to roll his ankle following a challenge from Schalke’s Benjamin Stambouli before being taken off late in the extra time
“Well it is not good news for now, my season is probably over, and I won’t be able to pay Borussia Dortmund back for their confidence,” the Belgian international tweeted.
Well its not good news for now, my season is probably over, and i wont be able to pay @BVB back for their confidence … ?? Thank you all the amazing amount of love I received since yesterday. Wishing my teammates the best for the final days. See you soon ?? pic.twitter.com/GORkrFz9kk
— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) April 16, 2018
On its website, Dortmund said: “Michy Batshuayi contracted an ankle injury during the derby game at Schalke and is likely to miss the remainder of the season,” Dortmund announced in a tweet that offered some hope the prolific marksman could recover in time to feature at the FIFA World Cup. An appearance for the Belgian national team at the World Cup in Russia remains a possibility. Get well soon, Michy!”
Batshuayi joined Borussia Dortmund over the winter transfer window, arriving in Germany as replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who moved to Arsenal. The Belgium international started his new life with a bang and before his injury, had scored an impressive 9 goals in just 14 appearances in all competition.