Michy Batshuayi's World Cup Place in Jeopardy with Season-Ending Injury

One Schalke fan held up a blue and white scarf which read'SCHEISS DORTMUND

One Schalke fan held up a blue and white scarf which read'SCHEISS DORTMUND

Belgium worldwide Batshuayi was taken off on a stretcher late on in the 2-0 defeat by Schalke on Sunday, having appeared to roll his ankle. There are even suggestions that it could be a broken ankle, which would most definitely rule Michy out for the rest of the season as well as the World Cup this summer.

It is sad news to bring on the loan watch front as Michy Batshuayi confirmed that his season is "probably over" in a tweet on Monday.

He was forced from the field on a stretcher during that contest, with fears immediately raised as to his possible participation at this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation.

"Thank you all the unbelievable amount of love I received since yesterday".

The Belgian striker, 24, joined Borussia in the winter transfer market on loan from Chelsea and established himself as the team's starting striker, scoring nine goals in 14 appearances with the club. Wishing my teammates the best for the final days.

For Belgium, who are in England's World Cup group, Batshuayi appeared in half of his side's qualifiers.

Batshuayi is a key player for Belgium's national team, and Belgian manager Roberto Martínez hopes he will be fit before the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.

Batshuayi's injury is a blow to Dortmund's Champions League qualification hopes, with Peter Stoger's men fourth in the table, four points clear of RB Leipzig with six matches remaining.

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