Borussia Dortmund have stated that Michy Batshuayi is likely to be out for the rest of the season however could still make the World Cup this summer.
The 24-year-old had to be stretchered off during the 2-0 defeat at Schalke and the striker was that the Chelsea loanee had a scan on a suspected broken ankle.
It came as horrible timing for the Belgian striker who was definitely set to head to the World Cup in Russia with Belgium, but now his place on the plane is going to be in jeopardy, despite news coming out that he did not break his ankle but suffered ligament damage.
After the game, head coach Peter Stoger was not confident that it would be a quick recovery for the loanee who had been so impressive at the beginning of his spell in Germany.
“He is in great pain,” Stoger said. “It looked like he could be out for a long time. I hope it’s not that bad.”
Batshuayi had scored nine times during his short spell with Dortmund since leaving Stamford Bridge in January and had won over the fans with his performances so far.
But in the statement, the post read: “Michy has suffered an ankle injury in the derby at Schalke and is likely to be out for the rest of the season.
“Playing for the Belgian national team at the World Cup in Russia is in the range of the possibility. Get well soon, Michy!”
Next season, the Belgian could be fighting with at least three other strikers to get into the Chelsea starting XI, so he will be hoping the injury will not be too serious.