Young German midfielder Julian Weigl will be sidelined for the following three to four months after encountering a broken ankle during Borussia Dortmund’s 1-1 draw with Augsburg, the Bundesliga club declared in an announcement.
The German midfielder in the 23rd minute landed fumblingly after a crash with opponent player Philipp Max. The footage displayed that his foot got trapped in the grass and caught back which cause the disaster. As soon as the injury occur, the midfielder immediately called for therapeutic consideration and The 21-year-old Germany worldwide later had to be carted away on a stretcher.
Dortmund confirmed the midfielder’s injury on Twitter saying: “Julian Weigl has unfortunately fractured his ankle and will be unavailable for three to four months. Get well soon!”
The German is set to miss the remaining matches of the season including, the DFB Pokal final in Berlin on May 27 against Eintracht Frankfurt. Weigl will also miss the next month’s Confederation Cup in Russia and adds into the list of other injury absentees which includes Mario Goetze, Manuel Neuer and Benedikt Hoewedes. Weigl’s team-mate Rues also can skip the tournament because of fitness issues.
Weigl has been one of the consistent midfield starters for Tuchel’s side this season and was in a decent form for last two seasons since joining from second-division 1860 Munich in 2015. The 21-year0old midfielder has featured in 39 matches in the Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League this season for the Signal Iduna stop side and scored once during the Champions league group stages round.
Dortmund is right now at the third on the table and to keep up the spot to qualify straightforwardly in the Champions league next season, they may need to win their last match against Werder Bremen.
Dortmund manager has regretted the likelihood of not having the player at the significant moment of the season and suggested it will be troublesome for them to replace the player at the moment.