Borussia Dortmund defender Raphael Guerreiro has been ruled out for up to four months after having an operation on his foot.
The Portugal international suffered an injury to his ankle in his country’s second match against Russia at the Confederations Cup, with head coach Fernando Santos later stating that he had suffered a fracture.
However, Dortmund have confirmed that subsequent medical checks have identified “a clear break”, meaning Guerreiro will be out of action until at least October.
“German Cup winners Borussia Dortmund will be without Raphael Guerreiro for between three and four months,” the club said in a statement. “The 23-year-old underwent a foot operation today and is now set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.