Borussia Dortmund suffers major blow with Sébastien Haller injury

Borussia Dortmund have been dealt a major blow with the news that striker Sébastien Haller will be out for several weeks with an ankle injury.

The 29-year-old, who joined Dortmund from Ajax Amsterdam in the summer, suffered the injury in the Africa Cup of Nations final while playing for Ivory Coast. He was forced off shortly before the end of the game.

Haller has yet to score for Dortmund in 12 appearances in all competitions.

“Borussia Dortmund will be without Sébastien Haller for several weeks,” the club said in a statement. “The Ivorian international twisted his ankle in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations and was substituted shortly before the end.

“Examinations carried out on Friday morning in Dortmund revealed that Haller’s ankle injury, which he originally sustained against Mainz in mid-December, has flared up again and that the striker will have to take another break for the time being.

“Get well soon, Seb.”

Haller’s injury is a major setback for Dortmund, who are currently in second place in the Bundesliga, four points behind Bayern Munich. The club are also due to face Chelsea in the Champions League round of 16 in February.

In Haller’s absence, Dortmund will likely turn to Karim Adeyemi or Erling Haaland to lead the line.

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