Borussia Dortmund will have to play the final six games of their Bundesliga campaign without central midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud.
The 24-year-old has suffered a knee injury BVB coach Lucien Favre told a news conference ahead of Sunday’s match against last-place SC Paderborn.
“It’s not a severe injury,” the 62-year-old said, adding: “but it will end his season.” Dahoud was on a good spell of form, starting the last three games including the Reviederby against Schalke and Tuesday’s match against Bayern Munich from the beginning. “Mo simply needs the trust, he managed to take a step forward in the last three games.”
Next to Dahoud, Erling Haaland is also ruled out with a knee injury after clattering into referee Tobias Stieler during 1-0 loss against Bayern. Thorgan Hazard or Mario Götze are likely to replace the Norwegian striker against the Bundesliga’s third-worst defence in Paderborn, while Emre Can or Julian Brandt could slot into Dahoud’s position.