Dortmund’s Sokratis ruled out for three weeks

Berlin, Feb 23 (IANS) Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos has been ruled out for three weeks following his injury, the “BVB” confirmed in an official statement on Monday.

According to Dortmund’s club doctor Markus Braun, the Greece international sustained an adductor injury which keeps him sidelined for the next three weeks.

The 27-year-old defender suffered the injury in Sunday’s 1-0 away victory over Bayer Leverkusen. He had to be replaced by Neven Subotic in the 77th minute as he was unable to continue, Xinhua news agency reported.

Borussia Dortmund visit FC Porto in UEFA Europa League’s second leg of the last 32 on Thursday before they host relegation threatened Hoffenheim in the 23rd round of Bundesliga on Feb. 28.

Thomas Tuchel’s men sit on the 2nd place of the Bundesliga standings. They sit eight-point adrift of front-runners Bayern Munich.

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