Michy Bat­shuayi’s World Cup in doubt

Tehran Times - - SPORTS -

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.

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