Raphael Guerreiro and Youssoufa Moukoko out for the time being due to fibre tears

Raphael Guerreiro. (Photo by Frederic Scheidemann/Getty Images,)
Raphael Guerreiro. (Photo by Frederic Scheidemann/Getty Images,) /

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that both Raphael Guerreiro and Youssoufa Moukoko will be out for the time being due to torn muscle fibres.

Raphael Guerreiro and Youssoufa Moukoko suffered injuries while on international duty with Portugal and Germany U-21s respectively. And Borussia Dortmund have now announced that both players have torn muscle fibres, ruling them out for the time being. The club did not confirm exactly how long Guerreiro and Moukoko will be out for. But the likelihood is that they will at least miss the Bundesliga clash against Mainz on October 16.

Guerreiro has scored in three of Borussia Dortmund’s last four Bundesliga games. While Moukoko has shown glimpses of his quality and has featured in eight of Dortmund’s 11 games so far this season. Their injuries represent further blows for Marco Rose’s side, who have seven games coming up over a 22 day period after the international break.

Thorgan Hazard and Thomas Meunier have also returned to Dortmund early from international duty with Belgium. But the duo have been given the all clear for now, and it is expected that they will be able to return to training after their days off.

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Erling Haaland, Gregor Kobel, Gio Reyna, Mahmoud Dahoud and Mats Hummels are also recovering from their respective injuries at the moment. Haaland is currently training individually in Marbella, Spain. And Marco Rose said after the friendly against Paderborn on Thursday that the striker is making good progress. There is hope that all the other injured players will be fit to face Mainz 05.