Borussia Dortmund forward Thorgan Hazard has suffered a muscle injury for the third time this season, the club said Wednesday.
Hazard came on as a substitute for the last seven minutes of the 2-0 German Cup win over Eintracht Braunschweig on Tuesday, a day after he had returned to full team training.
But Dortmund said he picked up another muscle injury and “will be out for several weeks.” Hazard missed five games with a muscle injury in September and October, and was out again for two weeks in mid-December with a thigh problem.
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He has scored three goals and set up three more in 12 games across all competitions for Dortmund this season. Dortmund is fifth in the Bundesliga as the league heads into a shortened winter break amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Coach Lucien Favre was fired December 13 after a 5-1 loss to Stuttgart. Assistant coach Edin Terzic was appointed as his replacement on an interim basis.