Next hard blow for Borussia Dortmund: Second in the table has to do without Nico Schlotterbeck in the Bundesliga title fight for an indefinite period.
According to a BVB announcement on Monday, the central defender suffered a torn muscle fiber involving a tendon in his left thigh.
Schlotterbeck was substituted in the top game at Bayern Munich (2: 4) on Saturday evening. He had already had muscular problems from the German national team’s international match against Peru (2-0). Schlotterbeck had left before the second game against Belgium (2:3).
BVB will play the DFB Cup quarter-finals at defending champions RB Leipzig on Wednesday evening (8.45 p.m.), followed by the league home game against Union Berlin on Holy Saturday. Mats Hummels would be the first replacement option for the place next to Niklas Süle.