Dortmund star Gotze out till next year with ankle injury - FCNaija

German Bundesliga By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 30/11/2017

Mario Gotze has been ruled out until next year after picking up an ankle injury during Borussia Dortmund's 4-4 draw against Schalke 04.

The 25-year-old suffered a partial ligament tear in his right ankle, since returning to Dortmund from Bayern Munich in 2016 Gotze has suffered calf, knee and adductor problems, and missed much of last season with a rare metabolic disorder.

The Germany international Gotze has made 15 appearances for BVB this season, scoring once and providing three assists as the last season runner-up have struggled recently and have failed to win in any of their last six matches, slumping to fifth in the Bundesliga, eight points off leaders Bayern Munich.

World Cup winner who is expected to miss six weeks, is the latest player to join the club's injury list, with Marco Reus, Sebastian Rode, and Lukasz Piszczek all currently out.

Dortmund face Bayer 04 Leverkusen at the BayArena on Saturday.