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Dortmund fear Batshuayi “could be out for a long time”

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Peter Stoger has confirmed reports that loan star Michy Batshuayi “could be out for a long time” after sustaining an injury in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-0 defeat to Schalke 04 on Sunday

The Chelsea loanee was forced to leave the Veltins-Arena on crutches and will undergo further scans to determine the extend of his injury with Batshuayi now reportedly fearful that it may spell the end of his hopes of making the Belgium World Cup squad this summer.

The 24 year-old has enjoyed a superb start at Dortmund, since arriving on the final day of the January transfer window on a loan deal from Chelsea, and has scored seven goals in his 10 appearances in the Bundesliga.

But after sustaining the injury in a challenge from Benjamin Stambouli, it is feared that Batshuayi has broken his ankle.

“He is in great pain,” confirmed Stoger, according to Sports Mole.

“It looked like he could be out for a long time. I hope it’s not that bad.”

Dortmund’s 2-0 defeat to Schalke proved to be a costly blow to Stoger’s side with the club now four points behind their rivals in the battle for second place in this season’s Bundesliga.