Dortmund’s Kagawa to miss several weeks

Bundesliga leader Borussia Dortmund says Japan midfielder Shinji

Kagawa will miss two to three weeks after tearing a ligament in his

left ankle.

Dortmund says Kagawa sustained the injury in training on

Wednesday, ruling him out of the league games at Hertha Berlin on

Saturday and at home against Hannover the following weekend.

The club expects him to be available for the game against Mainz

on March 3.

Kagawa has been in good form since being asked to fill in for

injured playmaker Mario Goetze in December, helping Dortmund go

unbeaten in 15 games.

The 22-year-old Kagawa scored the winning goal in a 1-0 win

against Leverkusen last weekend.

Goetze is expected to be out for at least another month.