Dortmund suffer double injury blow

2014-08-20 14:37
Oliver Kirch (Getty Images)
Oliver Kirch (Getty Images)

Berlin - Borussia Dortmund suffered a double injury blow days before the start of the Bundesliga with midfielder Oliver Kirch ruled out for two months and Ji Dong-won set to miss at least four weeks, the club said on Wednesday.

Last season's Bundesliga runners-up, who open their campaign against Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday, will be without Kirch for at least eight weeks with a thigh muscle injury, the club said in a statement.

His South Korean team mate, who joined from Augsburg this season, will be out for an estimated four weeks with a thigh muscle tear.

Both players were injured in training on Tuesday afternoon and underwent checks in a Dortmund hospital on Wednesday that confirmed their injuries.

Dortmund are also competing in the group stage of the Champions League, starting in September.

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