Borussia Dortmund have been dealt a blow ahead of their Bundesliga campaign with the news that winger Andre Schurrle is out with an injury for the first month.
The 26-year-old has endured a difficult time at Dortmund since signing from VfL Wolfsburg at the start of last season. The Germany international missed 20 Bundesliga games last term due to a knee injury.
The former Chelsea man also picked up an Achilles injury later in the campaign and missed the final two months. He is now sidelined with a thigh injury and is expected to be out for a month.
Dortmund gets their Bundesliga season underway on Saturday when they travel to Schurrle’s former club VfL Wolfsburg.