The Bundesliga title contender might be without promising young Frenchman when the Bundesliga returns after the coronavirus epidemic.

Centre-back, Dan-Axel Zagadou has hurt the lateral collateral ligament in his knee in training, Borussia Dortmund have declared.

Dortmund players are training in little teams as they wait to get a date for its Bundesliga period to restart, with soccer hold in Germany on account of this coronavirus pandemic.

Bundesliga clubs are set to match on April 23 to talk about a possible return to activity, while Zagadou will now start rehab in a bid to be available to play this year.

“During the coming weeks, Zagadou will work intensively with all the club rehabilitation coaches in an attempt to return to fitness and given the coronavirus pandemic permits for this help his team at the rest of the year,” a Dortmund statement.

The France youth worldwide has played 13 days from the Bundesliga this season, scoring once.

The defender is considered as one of the brightest emerging abilities in European soccer and showcased in Goal’s NxGn record of the most effective teenage talents in world football in 2018. He hit the ground running when requested to deputise in left-back instead of the injured Marcel Schmelzer at the onset of this 2017-18 season.

Second-place Dortmund are just four points behind defending Bundesliga champions and leaders Bayern Munich right now, with nine games remaining. They’re planning to acquire their first national league title because the 2011-12 season when Jurgen Klopp guided them into the championship.

The team was one of the first in Europe to announce a return to training after the outbreak of coronavirus, which has closed down top-level soccer throughout the continent.

The social rules caused as a consequence of Covid-19 prevent clubs by holding complete group training sessions, nevertheless, Dortmund have experienced their players operating in pairs because the end of the month so as to maintain them in shape to when soccer finally resumes.

“It is important that we return to the area,” Dortmund midfielder and former Liverpool and Juventus celebrity Emre Can said before the resumption of training a month. “It will not become dull.”