Piszczek (no.20) picked up the injury in this unfortunate clash with Szczesny (l.) in Poland's win over Montenegro - © © gettyimages / JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP
Piszczek (no.20) picked up the injury in this unfortunate clash with Szczesny (l.) in Poland's win over Montenegro - © © gettyimages / JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP
Bundesliga

Borussia Dortmund defender Lukasz Piszczek damages knee ligaments while on Poland duty

Borussia Dortmund defender Lukasz Piszczek faces an uncertain amount of time on the sidelines after picking up a knee injury while on international duty.

The 32-year-old damaged ligaments in his right knee during Poland's 4-2 win over Montenegro in a World Cup qualifier which punched their ticket to Russia next summer. He picked up the injury during an unfortunate clash with his team-mate Wojciech Szczesny just prior to half-time.

Although he tried to continue, Dortmund's number 26 was unable to return for the second half and a later scan revealed the extent of the damage, although it is not yet clear for how long he will be sidelined.

Piszczek has been an ever-present for the Bundesliga-leading Westphalians this season and his loss will be a major blow to coach Peter Bosz.

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