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Hazard set to be sidelined for ‘several weeks’ due to muscle injury

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Borussia Dortmund has confirmed the extent of Thorgan Hazard’s injury that he picked up during the previous Bundesliga outing.

Thorgan Hazard was included in the starting XI in Borussia Dortmund’s 3-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach but did not last for more than a quarter of an hour.

The Belgium international was forced out after sustaining what appeared to be a hamstring injury.

Head coach Lucien Favre failed to provide details about the 27-year old’s injury but remained optimistic over his player making a quick return.

However, that does not appear to be the case as Dortmund confirmed on Monday that Hazard will remain out for a number of weeks due to a torn muscle fiber.

The medical report on the club’s official website read: “Borussia Dortmund midfielder Thorgan Hazard suffered a muscle fiber tear in his thigh during the Bundesliga opener and now faces several weeks on the sidelines. 

“Hazard was in the starting line-up for Saturday’s encounter with Borussia Monchengladbach but pulled up in discomfort after a defensive action early on and was replaced by Felix Passlack in the 19th minute.”

Hazard’s lengthy lay off will come as a huge blow for BVB, who are also without Raphael Guerreiro and Nico Schulz.

Favre will have to resort to using Felix Passlack at left wing-back if none of the three aforementioned players return in time for the next weekend’s clash against Augsburg or the DFL-Supercup final against Bayern Munich at the end of this month.

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