Belgium's Michy Batshuayi a doubt for World Cup after injuring ankle ligaments

One Schalke fan held up a blue and white scarf which read'SCHEISS DORTMUND

One Schalke fan held up a blue and white scarf which read'SCHEISS DORTMUND

The Belgium global, on-loan at Borussia Dortmund from Chelsea, suffered an ankle injury in Sunday's loss to Schalke.

The Chelsea striker, on loan at Dortmund, was carried off on a stretcher late on following a tackle in Sunday's 2-0 derby defeat by Schalke.

The 24-year-old has now revealed he is unlikely to play again this season and there is concern he could miss the World Cup as Roberto Martinez's Red Devils begin their campaign in two months' time. There are even suggestions that it could be a broken ankle, which would most definitely rule Michy out for the rest of the season as well as the World Cup this summer.

He was forced from the field on a stretcher during that contest, with fears immediately raised as to his possible participation at this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation.

He said: "I didn't think it looked like the kind of injury that he would be back from quickly".


'I hope, of course, that I'm mistaken.

He added: "Hopefully it's not as bad as it looks".

Having seen game time limited at Chelsea, a January switch to Dortmund had delivered nine goals in just 15 appearances.

Dortmund boss Peter Stoger admitted his fears after the game.

Dortmund's statement confirming Batshuayi's injury said it was "in the realm of possibility" he could recover in time for the World Cup.

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