Bundesliga

Midfielder Bender to miss 10 weeks

Dortmund midfielder Sven Bender suffers injury blow.
Share This Story

   
 

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sven Bender has been ruled out for around 10 weeks with a groin injury.

The Bundesliga club says the extent of the injury was revealed in an examination Sunday by team doctor Markus Braun.

Bender needs to avoid any sporting exertion for six weeks and Braun predicts a subsequent four-week recuperation period.

Dortmund has 12 games left in the Bundesliga.

Bender joins fellow midfielders Ilkay Gundogan and Jakub Blaszczykowski, as well as defender Neven Subotic, on the club's long-term injury list.

Striker Robert Lewandowski missed Sunday's training session due to a cold, though he is expected to have recovered for Tuesday's Champions League round-of-16 first leg tie at Zenit St. Petersburg.

Defender Mats Hummels remains doubtful against Zenit with a right-foot strain.

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by

More than Sports on MSN