Michy Batshuayi's World Cup Place in Jeopardy with Season-Ending Injury

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Chelsea are breathing a sigh of relief after it was confirmed that striker Michy Batshuayi has not broken his leg or ankle.

The Belgium global striker, who is now on loan in Germany from Premier League side Chelsea, suffered ankle damage during a Ruhr derby date with Schalke on Sunday.

But Belgium global Batshuayi faces a battle to recover from injury in time for the World Cup after suffering the injury in a heavy challenge from Benjamin Stambouli.

The striker has been in fine form for Dortmund since joining on loan from Chelsea in the January transfer window; he failed to break into the side on a regular basis at Stamford Bridge. "Get well soon, Michy!"

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"Thank you all for the unbelievable amount of love I received since yesterday". A commitment for the Belgium national team at the World Cup in Russian Federation is still in the range of possibility. Wishing my team-mates the best for the final days.

Chelsea signed Batshuayi from Marseille in the summer of 2016 - he scored 19 goals in 53 games for the club before being sent to Dortmund on loan.

Batshuayi's injury is a blow to Dortmund's Champions League qualification hopes, with Peter Stoger's men fourth in the table, four points clear of RB Leipzig with six matches remaining.

The 24-year-old has now revealed he is unlikely to play again this season and there is concern he could miss the World Cup as Roberto Martinez's Red Devils begin their campaign in two months' time.

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