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Dortmund defender Subotić set for facial surgery

Published: Saturday 5 November 2011, 20.49CET
Borussia Dortmund will have to cope without Neven Subotić for the remainder of the year, the Serbia defender having suffered a facial injury on Bundesliga duty which requires surgery.
Dortmund defender Subotić set for facial surgery
Neven Subotić will miss the rest of Dortmund's group stage campaign ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Saturday 5 November 2011, 20.49CET

Dortmund defender Subotić set for facial surgery

Borussia Dortmund will have to cope without Neven Subotić for the remainder of the year, the Serbia defender having suffered a facial injury on Bundesliga duty which requires surgery.

Neven Subotić will miss the rest of 2011 after sustaining a facial fracture in Borussia Dortmund's 5-1 Bundesliga victory against VfL Wolfsburg.

The 22-year-old, who has played every minute for the Schwarzgelben in the UEFA Champions League this season, suffered the injury in a clash with Sotirios Kyrgiakos shortly before half-time on Saturday and was replaced at the break by Felipe Santana.

The defender went to hospital and will undergo surgery in the coming days, ruling him out for the remainder of the year. Dortmund are third in Group F, three points behind second-placed Olympique de Marseille and four shy of Arsenal FC, their matchday five opponents on 23 November.

Last updated: 05/11/11 20.49CET

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