Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl will miss the rest of the season and Germany’s FIFA Confederations Cup campaign this summer after breaking his ankle in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at FC Augsburg.
The 21-year-old was in visible pain after the coming-together with Augsburg’s Philipp Max and was replaced by Erik Durm after lengthy treatment on the pitch.
His club tweeted he will miss three to four months of action, meaning he could also sit out the beginning of the 2017/18 league season, but Weigl remained positive: "I'll be like it says on my tattoo: positive!" said the former 1860 Munich man on Instagram.
Germany begin their Confederations Cup, to be staged this year in Russia, with a game against Australia on 19 June, with further matches against Chile (22 June) and Cameroon (25 June).
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