The Spanish defender underwent surgery after breaking his wrist in Tuesday’s blast, which resulted in Dortmund’s UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg being rescheduled for the following day.
Speaking a day after his side’s 3-2 loss against Monaco, Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel joked that Bartra would already like to return to action on Saturday despite his arm being in a cast.
Hola a todos! Como veis ya estoy mucho mejor, muchas gracias a todo el mundo por los mensajes de apoyo! Toda mi fuerza a mis compañeros, afición y todo el @bvb09 para el partido de esta noche! #HejaBVB Hello everybody! As you can see I am doing much better. Thank you everybody for all your support and your messages! All my strength to my team mates, supporters and fans and to @bvb09 for tonight's match! #HejaBVB
Tuchel also said that the 26-year-old wanted to “break all records” by coming back within the four-week recovery time.
On Wednesday Bartra had posted a post-surgery photo of himself on Instagram, telling fans that he was doing “much better” after the operation.
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