Borussia Dortmund winger Andre Schürrle will miss the opening month of the 2017/18 season with a thigh injury, the DFB Cup holders have announced.

The 2014 World Cup winner has been unlucky with injuries since joining the five-time Bundesliga champions from Wolfsburg at the start of last season. Schürrle missed 20 games of Dortmund’s campaign last season through a persistent knee injury and later on an Achilles problem that saw him miss the final two months of the campaign in which he scored five goals in 25 competitive appearances.

Translation: Andre Schürrle has suffered a thigh tear and will be out for about four weeks. Get well soon!

The 26-year-old was in good form for Borussia following their pre-season tour to Asia where he scored the winner in a 3-2 victory over Urawa Reds in Japan. He will therefore have been hoping to make an early impression on new coach Peter Bosz and put pressure on the likes of Christian Pulisic, Ousmane Dembele and Mario Götze for a starting position in the Dortmund attack for the new season.

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Sporting director Michael Zorc had already stated that “Andre is going into the season with big aspirations and looking to start afresh”. However, he is now expected to miss the opening games of the campaign against his former club Wolfsburg, Hertha Berlin, Freiburg and likely Cologne.

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