Borussia Dortmund's Mario Götze will not play again this year due to injury. - © © imago
Borussia Dortmund's Mario Götze will not play again this year due to injury. - © © imago
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Borussia Dortmund's Mario Götze ruled out for six weeks with ankle injury

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Götze will be out for up to six weeks after partially tearing the ligaments in his right ankle, the club confirmed on Monday.

The 25-year-old suffered the injury in the second half of Saturday's unfathomable 4-4 draw with local rivals Schalke - a game in which Dortmund blew a 4-0 half-time lead.

Götze scored his first Bundesliga goal since December 2016 against the Royal Blues, and was beginning to rediscover his best form after being sidelined by a metabolic disorder for five months earlier in the year.

The Germany international has made 11 starts in all competitions for Dortmund so far this season, as well as a further two substitute appearances, but is not expected to play again in 2017. 

Dortmund - winless in six Bundesliga matches - are next in action away to Bayer Leverkusen on 2 December.

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