Report: Jakub Błaszczykowski suffers torn ACL

Jan 25, 10:56 AM

Borussia Dortmund, a team that has dealt with a myriad of injuries this season, is facing another major setback.

Winger Jakub Błaszczykowski has reportedly suffered a torn ACL during Saturday's game against Augsburg, according to Bild sports editor Walter M. Straten. 

Błaszczykowski was replaced by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the 6th minute. 

Jan 26, 8:32 AM

Dortmund's Kuba confirms he has torn knee ligament

Jan 26, 8:32 AM

BERLIN, Jan 26, 2014 - Borussia Dortmund's Poland winger Jakub Blaszczykowski confirmed on Sunday he has torn his cruciate knee ligament and is expected to be out for six months.

"Unfortunately, the worst fears have been confirmed: it's a torn cruciate ligament," he wrote on his Facebook page.

"I have the operation on Thursday and straight away THE FIGHT FOR MY COMEBACK BEGINS!"

The 28-year-old suffered the injury just two minutes into Borussia's 2-2 draw at home to Augsburg on Saturday.

He is the the second Dortmund star sidelined with a long-term knee injury this season after centre-back Neven Subotic suffered the same fate in November.

"We have only bad news," said Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp, whose side have picked up just five points in their last seven league games.

They are 14 points behind leaders and defending champions Bayern Munich.

"For us this is a disaster, but mainly it's terrible for Kuba (Blaszczykowski). Something like this seems to fit into our season so far, but there has to be a cut-off point (to the injuries) eventually."

Klopp had to patch together a team for most of December as at one point he lost his entire back four to injury.

He is still without injured pair centre-back Mats Hummels and midfielder Ilkay Gundogan.

Jan 25, 1:44 PM

Kuba knee injury "disaster" for Dortmund

Jan 25, 1:44 PM

BERLIN, Jan 25, 2014 - Borussia Dortmund winger Jakub Blaszczykowski suffered a potentially season-ending torn knee ligament injury on Saturday, a serious setback described as a "disaster" by coach Jurgen Klopp.

The 28-year-old suffered the injury just two minutes into Dortmund's 2-2 draw at home to Augsburg on Saturday.

Should the injury be confirmed on Sunday, Poland winger 'Kuba' will be out for the rest of the season.

He would be the second Dortmund star sidelined with a long-term knee injury this season after centre-back Neven Subotic suffered the same fate in November.

"We have only bad news," said Klopp, whose side have picked up just five points in their last seven league games and are 14 points behind Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich.

"For us this is a disaster, but mainly it's terrible for Kuba (Blaszczykowski). Something like this seems to fit into our season so far, but there has to be a cut-off point (to the injuries) eventually."

Klopp had to patch together a team for most of December as at one point he lost his entire back four to injury.

He still has injured pair centre-back Mats Hummels and midfielder Ilkay Gundogan on the sidelines.