Scorer of the winning goal in the World Cup final that gave Germany the ultimate title a couple of years ago, Mario Gotze, has now been ruled out for the rest of the season due to a ‘metabolic disorder’.
The 24-year old came into the spotlight under current Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp in his time at the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund. Ever since, Gotze has turned into a top class player and one of the most exciting stars in the domestic circuit in Germany.
He did not find enough game time at the Allianz Arena and moved back to Dortmund at the start of the season even as Klopp wanted him at Anfield but he has not been able to cement a place in the starting XI making just 9 appearances in the Bundesliga for his side.
He has been suffering from a muscular problem that has constantly kept him on the sidelines but he was diagnosed with a metabolic disorder earlier his year.
Though it is not life-threatening as it potentially could have been but this illness will now keep the German attacker out of the game for the rest of the season.
A statement released by the German outfit ruled Gotze out for the rest of the season but were confident of his comeback for the start of the next campaign. The statement revealed that Gotze is undergoing a rehabilitation program and could be back in training as early as in the summer.
The statement read: “The long-term target for the player is to be fully fit and ready to play for the start of next season”.
“BVB wish Mario Gotze a fast recovery, also in the name of their 10 million fans,” said Borussia Dortmund’s chief executive officer Hans-Joachim Watzke.
Gotze, who scored Germany’s extra-time winning goal against Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final, has played 24 minutes of Bundesliga action in 2017.
Let’s hope that the 24-year old is back in action soon enough.