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Dortmund's Witsel out for the rest of the season due to torn Achilles

Sun 10 January 2021 | 17:46

Borussia Dortmund declared they have lost Axel Witsel for the rest of the 2020/21 season after the Belgium international got his Achilles torn.

The 31-year-old got injured during the first 45 minutes of Dortmund's 3-1 victory over RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga on Saturday. 

Dortmund affirmed the degree of Witsel's injury on Sunday. However, a comeback schedule is not set for him; it is almost certain the Belgian midfielder will miss the remainder of the season. 

Reports in Belgium also propose that Witsel's participation in the rescheduled

Euro 2020

is unclear due to his injury severity, starting on June 11. 

An announcement on Dortmund's Twitter read:

"Unfortunate news. Axel Witsel suffered a torn Achilles tendon during yesterday's match and will be out for an extended period of time.

"We all wish Axel a speedy and successful recovery."

Dortmund's triumph put them fourth in the

Bundesliga

table, five points behind pioneers Bayern Munich.

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