Borussia Dortmund will have to make do without summer signing Thomas Meunier. The Belgian tore a muscle during his 45-minute stint in BVB’s 11-2 friendly win against Austria Vienna on Sunday. On average, professionals are sidelined five to six weeks with such an injury. Dortmund announced on Wednesday that Meunier has started his rehab training.
BVB with personnel problems at the back
The 28-year-old Meunier, who joined Dortmund from Champions League finalist Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer, is the next injured defender alongside Dan-Axel Zagadou (knee-injury) and Marcel Schmelzer (muscular injury). Mats Hummels started the training camp in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland belatedly due to a rolled ankle in team training. BVB could enter the season already stretched thin at the back. However, Meunier’s injury presents a chance for right-back Mateu Morey to gain minutes in rotation with Lukasz Piszczek.