- Associated Press - Sunday, December 14, 2014

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) - Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been ruled out for six weeks with a muscle tear in his right thigh.

The Armenian playmaker suffered the injury after 33 minutes of Saturday’s 1-0 loss at Hertha Berlin, a defeat that leaves his side in the relegation zone with two games left before the winter break.

Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp says, “He felt a tweak, which isn’t good in a three-game week.”

The club says on its website that a medical examination Sunday morning confirmed the extent of the injury.

Dortmund, the 2011 and 2012 champion, next faces tough games against Wolfsburg and Werder Bremen.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide