Mario Götze out until New Year

Mario Götze has become the latest injury concern for Borussia Dortmund as the star midfielder pulled his thigh muscle in Sunday’s draw with Kaiserslautern.

The 19-year old Germany international only came on midway through the second half having not been fully fit from the start.

Club doctor Markus Braun carried out the MRI scan on Monday morning and has ruled Götze out of Borussia Dortmund’s final two games before the winter break (against SC Freiburg in the Bundesliga and Fortuna Düsseldorf in the DFB Cup).