Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Bürki is doubtful for Wednesday’s Champions League match against Inter Milan after picking up a knee injury against Gladbach on Saturday.
The 28-year-old had to leave the field in the 71st minute in BVB’s 1-0 win over league leaders Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday.
“Roman Bürki picked up his injury in the 1v1s against Breel Embolo [in the first half]. I believe it’s just a knock on his knee but he couldn’t continue,” Dortmund coach Lucien Favre explained after the game.
#BVB-Keeper @RBuerki1 hat sich am Samstagabend eine Kapselzerrung im linken Knie zugezogen. Ein Einsatz im #UCL-Spiel gegen @Inter am kommenden Mittwoch ist aber nicht ausgeschlossen. #BVBBMG #InterBVB— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) October 20, 2019
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On Sunday, the club confirmed via the official Twitter account that Bürki has a strained joint capsule and that there is a chance for him could recover in time for the UEFA Champions League group stage game against Inter at the San Siro.
Dortmund will also hope that centre-forward Paco Alcácer returns from a muscular injury and midfielders Mario Götze and Marco Reus overcome the flu.
Blowback for Reus-tweet
Favre revealed at the post-game conference that team captain Reus, who scored the game-winning goal, played despite the flu.
The German twitter account tweeted “Thank you, Captain! Despite a cold, he offered his services to the team.” Many users condemned the tweet because it irresponsibly encourages amateur footballers to also play with a cold, which can lead to a life-threatening myocarditis.
It was not the first time Dortmund’s social media channel got under fire for a similar ill-advised tweet after they celebrated Thomas Delaney carrying on despite a head injury with a potential concussion.