Michy Batshuayi’s World Cup in doubt
Michy Batshuayi’s World Cup could be over after the Chelsea loanee picked up a long-term injury in Borussia Dortmund’s loss to Schalke on Sunday.
Belgium international Batshuayi was taken off on a stretcher late on in the Ruhr derby, having appeared to roll his ankle.
Dortmund subsequently confirmed that the forward had suffered an ankle injury and will now miss the reason of the season.
Batshuayi tweeted: “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”
The injury raises concerns that he could miss the World Cup as Roberto Martinez’s Red Devils begin their campaign in two months’ time.
“I didn’t think it looked like the kind of injury that he would be back from quickly,” manager Peter Stoger said.
“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.