Borussia Dortmund midfielder Nuri Sahin could be out of action for as little as 14 days after the club revealed his knee injury is not nearly as severe as first feared.
Sahin had to be stretchered off during Dortmund's 4-1 win over Monchengladbach on Saturday and images of him leaving the stadium in a leg brace had everyone involved with the club deeply concerned.
However, scans on Sunday have subsequently revealed he faces just two weeks out and should be back in time for BVB's final match before the winter break against Augsburg.
"Borussia Dortmund midfielder Nuri Sahin's knee problems will not keep him sidelined for long, with a return to action in just 14 days a real possibility for the Turkey international," read a statement on the club's official website.
"An examination in the Westfalen clinic in Dortmund-Brackel this morning revealed that Sahin will only be ruled out for a fortnight with the injury he sustained in yesterday's 4-1 Bundesliga victory over Borussia Mönchengladbach.
"Sahin's convincing performance alongside his team-mates in the first half of that Matchday 13 clash paved the way for Borussia Dortmund to extend their unbeaten streak at home to 28 league matches," the statement concluded.
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