Neven Subotic injury: Dortmund defender tears cruciate ligament in knee
Neven Subotic is facing months on the sideline after tearing at least one ligament in his knee on Saturday. The central defender went down in Borussia Dortmund's 2-1 loss to Wolfsburg and was stretchered off the field. The medical staff tested the stability of the knee while he was on the field, fueling speculation that he had torn ligaments in his knee. After the match, he confirmed the injury.
"Unfortunately have no good news to report about my injury," Subotic said in German on his Facebook page. "It's a torn ligament in 2 places. But do not worry, I'll come back stronger."
A torn cruciate ligament will likely keep him out for at least six months and maybe as many as nine months. That timeline makes it possible for him to return at the tail end of the Dortmund season, but more likely, he is out for the campaign.
As unfortunate as Subotic's injury is for him and Dortmund, it will not have an effect on the World Cup because Serbia did not qualify for the tournament. That also means that Subotic will not be tempted to rush back for the World Cup and can ensure he makes a full recover before returning to the pitch.
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