Dortmund - Borussia Dortmund have suffered a major blow with the news that defender Lukasz Piszczek will be out of action for six weeks after injuring ankle ligaments in Tuesday's 2-1 UEFA Champions League defeat to Juventus.
Out of second leg
The 29-year-old Poland international was withdrawn from the action in Turin after a collision with opposing midfielder Paul Pogba and complained after the last-16 first leg that "every step hurts".
It has now been confirmed that the former Hertha Berlin right-back will miss the return leg against the Italians in three weeks' time, as well as a large chunk of league action, including this weekend's
against local rivals FC Schalke 04 and the visit of champions FC Bayern München on Matchday 27. Marco Reus'
means Borussia are in with a fighting chance of reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the third season in a row.