Cologne – The hip injury sustained by Borussia Dortmund striker Ciro Immobile in the closing stages of Italy’s UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying victory over Norway on Tuesday is not as serious as first feared.
Immobile left the field on a stretcher after colliding with an opponent in stoppage time, but BVB’s director of communications Sascha Fligge has allayed fears over the extent of the injury.
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“Because of the volume of questions [I’m receiving]: We don’t think Ciro Immobile has sustained a serious injury,” Fligge said on Twitter on Wednesday morning. The news will come as a relief to coach Jürgen Klopp, who must do without the services of Marco Reus for four weeks after the 25-year-old tore ankle ligaments in Germany’s 2-1 win over Scotland on Sunday. Immobile joined die Schwarz-Gelben from Italian outfit Torino FC this summer, having finished as top scorer in Serie A last season. He made his Bundesliga debut for BVB in the Matchday 1 defeat to Bayer 04 Leverkusen at the Signal Iduna Park, but has yet to open his account for the club.
Wegen der vielen Fragen: Gegenwärtig gehen wir davon aus, dass sich Ciro Immobile nicht ernsthaft verletzt hat. #BVB#Immobile