Batshuayi out for the rest of the season


Michy Batshuayi is unlikely to feature for Borussia Dortmund again this season, and faces a race against time to be fit for Belgium's World Cup campaign.

Batshuayi scored nine goals in all competitions for Dortmund but in the 2-0 loss to Schalke on Sunday, there was even more bad news for the centre-forward as he was stretchered off in at the latter stages of the clash, suffering from a broken leg.

Batshuayi has now confirmed that his season has been likely ended by the injury as he took to social media to provide an update.

Initial reports suggested that the Belgian frontman was expected to miss out on his nation's trip to Russian Federation for the World Cup this summer, but the North Rhine-Westphalia-based club announced via their official Twitter page that although his domestic campaign is over, the striker's worldwide dream may not be.

For Belgium, who are in England's World Cup group, Batshuayi appeared in half of his side's qualifiers. "Get well soon, Michy!"

"Thank you all the incredible amount of love I received since yesterday".

However, the club added he could "possibly" still play for Belgium at the World Cup in Russian Federation which runs from June 14 to July 15.

Dortmund coach Peter Stoger had suspected Batshuayi would be sidelined as the club fights to hang onto the final Champions League qualification place, saying after the game that he "didn't think it looked like the kind of injury that he would be back from quickly".