Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi faces fight to be fit for the World Cup after Borussia Dortmund injury blow


Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi faces fight to be fit for the World Cup after Borussia Dortmund injury blow

Michy Batshuayi is set to miss the rest of the season and faces a race against time to be fit for the World Cup.

The Belgium international, on-loan at Borussia Dortmund from Chelsea, suffered an ankle injury in Sunday’s loss to Schalke.

Batshuayi was taken off on a stretcher late on in the Ruhr derby, having appeared to roll his ankle.

The 24-year-old has now revealed he is unlikely to play again this season and there is concern he could miss the World Cup as Roberto Martinez’s Red Devils begin their campaign in two months’ time.

“Well its not good news for now, my season is probably over, and I wont be able to pay @BVB back for their confidence,” wrote Batshuayi in a social media post.

“Thank you all the amazing amount of love I received since yesterday. Wishing my teammates the best for the final days. See you soon.”

Batshuayi has scored nine times in 14 games since joining Dortmund on loan in the winter transfer window in a deal that runs out at the end of this campaign.

For Belgium, who are in England’s World Cup group, Batshuayi appeared in half of his side’s qualifiers.



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