Published: Sat, March 18, 2017
Sport | By Scott Davis

Mario Gotze Ruled Out For Season With Illness

Mario Gotze Ruled Out For Season With Illness

World Cup victor Mario Gotze has been ruled out for the rest of the season as he recovers from a "metabolic disorder" but is expected to be "fully fit" for the start of next term.

"Good news from Mario Götze (24): Borussia Dortmund's national player has reacted positively to the first phase of his treatment".

Last month, Dortmund, who have reached the Champions League's quarter-finals, revealed tests to see why Goetze had been suffering from repeated injury and a lack of form had shown up "metabolic disturbances". In the meantime, the 2014 FIFA World Cup victor will pursue his own individual training programme.

In a statement released on the club's website, Dortmund claim they hope to have Gotze fully fit, healthy and ready for the start of the 2017-18 season.

The German global has not featured for Thomas Tuchel's side since the 1-1 draw with Mainz in late January, with the club confirming last month that he is suffering from a metabolic disorder.

The German worldwide was diagnosed with a metabolic disorder back in February, and news coming from the club today has stated that he will, at best, be able to join training by the early summer.

Dortmund's chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said: 'BVB wishes Mario Gotze a quick recovery on behalf of its 10 million fans'.

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