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Blaszczykowski confirms ACL tear

26 January 2014 12:51

Borussia Dortmund winger Jakub Blaszczykowski has confirmed that he is to undergo surgery after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament.

The Poland international was substituted just six minutes into Dortmund's 2-2 draw with Augsburg on Saturday.

And the 28-year-old is set for a lengthy stint on the sidelines after the severity of his injury was confirmed.

"Unfortunately it is confirmed: The front knee ligaments are torn. On Thursday I have surgery," Blaszczykowski wrote on his Facebook page.

Dortmund released a statement later on Sunday, saying that a scan at the Knappschaft Hospital had revealed the damage.

"With a successful recovery, Blaszczykowski could return to training after the summer break a success, according to BVB team doctor Markus Braun," the statement read.

Blaszczykowski's injury is the latest in a line of setbacks in what has been a challenging campaign for Jurgen Klopp's Dortmund.

Defenders Neven Subotic and Mats Hummels have both suffered knee ligament injuries this season, while midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is close to a return to fitness following a long lay-off with a back problem.

The draw with Augsburg served as another dent to Dortmund's fading title hopes, with Klopp's men now 14 points behind leaders and defending champions Bayern Munich.

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Info

Competition
Bundesliga
Date
25 January 2014
Game week
18
Kick-off
15:30
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
2 - 2
Venue
Signal-Iduna-Park (Dortmund)
Attendance
80645

Goals

S. Bender 5'
(assist by M. Reus) 
1 - 0
1 - 1
56' S. Bender (OG)
N. Şahin 66'  
2 - 1
2 - 2
72' Dong-Won Ji
 (assist by A. Hahn)

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Wednesday 20 August

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