Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Batshuayi probably out for remainder of season, World Cup status unknown

Batshuayi probably out for remainder of season, World Cup status unknown

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that an untimely injury has ended Michy Batshuayi's season, but he remains in contention for World Cup duty.

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, reports Efe.

Initial reports suggested that the Belgian frontman was expected to miss out on his nation's trip to Russian Federation for the World Cup this summer, but the North Rhine-Westphalia-based club announced via their official Twitter page that although his domestic campaign is over, the striker's global dream may not be.

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Michy Batshuayi is set to miss the rest of the season and faces a race against time to be fit for the World Cup.

He said: "I didn't think it looked like the kind of injury that he would be back from quickly".

Michy Batshuayi has enjoyed some good vital game time during his time on loan at Dortmund, scoring seven Bundesliga goals in the process.

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"We hope that it is not so bad, but we have to wait for the exact investigation", he said, as revealed by the Mirror.

Having seen game time limited at Chelsea, a January switch to Dortmund had delivered nine goals in just 15 appearances.

The injury has come at a frightful time for Batshuayi, with his spot in Belgium's World Cup squad under threat if he can not recover in time.

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