Julien Duranville may well be forced to miss the entire first half of the season after suffering an injury flare up during an U-19s game last month.
Highly rated Borussia Dortmund winger Julien Duranville has been forced to spend significant time on the sidelines since his move from Anderlecht in January. And it appears that he has now suffered another setback, and may well be sidelined until the turn of the year.
According to BILD, Duranville’s thigh injury flared up after his appearance for the BVB U-19s against Borussia Mönchengladbach last month. And it is now rather unlikely that he will be able to play again in the first half of the season.
Injury troubles have meant that Duranville has been limited to just one first-team appearance for Borussia Dortmund so far.
The 17 year old came off the bench during the Bundesliga clash against Mainz 05 in May and showed glimpses of his incredible potential. He then scored his first Borussia Dortmund goal against San Diego Loyal during pre-season, but suffered a thigh injury soon after.
Duranville has been sidelined ever since, and now it looks like he may not be able to play again until after the winter break. The Black and Yellows have yet to give an official update on when the winger will be able to return to full fitness.
Borussia Dortmund beat out competition from a number of big clubs to sign Julien Duranville from RSC Anderlecht in January for an initial transfer fee in the region of 8.5 million euros.