DORTMUND, Germany (Associated Press)—Borussia Dortmund’s newly signed forward, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, will be out for four weeks after injuring his ankle in a friendly match.
The Bundesliga club says Mkhitaryan twisted his right ankle and partially tore a tendon shortly after scoring the third goal in Dortmund’s 4-1 win over FC Luzern in a friendly in Switzerland on Tuesday.
Mkhitaryan has scored in two of the three friendly matches he has played so far since joining Dortmund. The Armenia international completed his transfer from Shakhtar Donetsk last week and signed a four-year deal.
He was signed to replace Mario Goetze, who moved to Bayern Munich, which beat Dortmund in the Champions League final.
Mkhitaryan could miss the Bundesliga season-opener on August 10 against Augsburg as well as the German Supercup clash with FC Bayern on July 27, as Borussia Dortmund will have to do without the Armenian midfielder in the coming weeks.
Club doctor Dr. Markus Braun is hopeful that the 24-year-old will be fit in time for Dortmund’s first home game of the season against newcomers Eintracht Braunschweig on 18 August, however.