Schmelzer out for six weeks

first_imgBundesliga Dortmund captain Schmelzer out for six weeks Matthew Scott Last updated 2 years ago 23:38 10/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Schmelzer - cropped Bongarts Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund Tottenham Hotspur v Borussia Dortmund Tottenham Hotspur UEFA Champions League Freiburg v Borussia Dortmund The Bundesliga club will be without their captain for six weeks, but Marc Bartra could make the trip to Spurs despite a thigh strain Borussia Dortmund captain Marcel Schmelzer has been ruled out for six weeks after suffering an ankle injury at the hands of Freiburg winger Yoric Ravet.Ravet was sent off just before the half-hour mark at Schwarzwald-Stadion for a lunging tackle on Schmelzer, referee Benjamin Cortus producing a red card, having initially booked the Freiburg debutant, before the Video Assistant Referee intervened.Despite their numerical advantage, Peter Bosz’s men could not find a way through and laboured to a 0-0 draw. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Spurs 13/10 to beat DortmundSchmelzer was making his first appearance of the season after overcoming another ankle injury, and is set to miss Champions League clashes with Tottenham and Real Madrid, as well as domestic fixtures including a home meeting with RB Leipzig.Teilriss im Sprunggelenk: @Schmelle29 fällt sechs Wochen aus. Gute Besserung, Kapitän!— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) September 10, 2017Gonzalo Castro was critical of Cortus for setting the tone by failing to strictly punish earlier challenges.”This is the problem: if you, as a referee, do not give an early sign with a yellow card then something happens, like this foul, and one of us is hurt again,” he said.Marc Bartra also had to be withdrawn early in the Freiburg draw due to a thigh strain, but he could make the trip to Wembley on Wednesday to face [email protected] laboriert an muskulären Problemen im Adduktorenbereich. Wiedereinstieg ins Training offen, wir schauen von Tag zu Tag.— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) September 10, 2017last_img read more