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Borussia Dortmund Defender Will Face Arsenal In Champions League Playing On Broken Leg

Sokratis looks set to play only two weeks after suffering a severe injury.

Things have not been going well for Borussia Dortmund this season, but they certainly can’t question their players’ commitment.

According to the official site of the German league, centre-back Sokratis Papastathopolos is ready to face Arsenal in the Champions League in a week’s time, despite breaking his leg last weekend.

The defender, who is known as a hardman. but is now taking the title to new levels, went into a crunching challenge with Borussia Monchengladbach’s Andre Hahn last weekend, and hurt himself in the process. He left the pitch in agony.

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Dortmund’s club doctor Markus Braun confirmed the Greek had fractured his fibia, but will be able to play against the Gunners on the 26th – just 17 days after the break.

Jurgen Klopp would almost certainly rather rest the 26-year-old, but with Mats Hummels out injured, he doesn’t have many options.

In more positive news, the yellow that the Greek stopper picked up in the challenge which broke his own leg was his fifth of the season. This means that the one game he will miss through injury, against Paderborn this weekend, he would have missed through suspension anyway.

Maybe Dortmund’s dreadful luck this season is starting to change? Arsenal will hope not.

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