Michy Batshuayi set to miss rest of Borussia Dortmund season after ankle injury
Last Updated: 16/04/18 9:14pm
Chelsea loanee Michy Batshuayi is likely to miss the remainder of the season and could miss the World Cup after suffering an ankle injury.
Belgium international Batshuayi was taken off on a stretcher late on in the 2-0 defeat by Schalke on Sunday, having appeared to roll his ankle.
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
The 24-year-old's season is likely to be over while there will also be concern he could miss the World Cup as Roberto Martinez's side begin their campaign in two months' time.
A Dortmund club tweet said: "Michy Batshuayi has sustained an ankle injury in the derby against Schalke. He is likely to miss the remainder of the season. A commitment for the Belgium national team at the World Cup in Russia is still in the range of possibility. Get well soon Michy!"
Manager Peter Stoger said: "I didn't think it looked like the kind of injury that he would be back from quickly. I hope, of course, that I'm mistaken. I can't yet say anything specific, other than the fact that he's in pain and will now be examined in more detail. Hopefully it's not as bad as it looks."
Batshuayi has scored nine times in 14 games since joining Dortmund on loan in the winter transfer window in a deal that runs out at the end of this campaign.
For Belgium, who are in England's World Cup group, Batshuayi appeared in half of his side's qualifiers.