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Axel Witsel sidelined for the rest of 2019

By Henrik Petersen

Axel Witsel has suffered a facial injury that will keep him out until the second half of the season.

Axel Witsel.
Axel Witsel.Photo: Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund will be without Axel Witsel for the rest of the year, the club have announced.

The Belgian international has undergone surgery on a facial injury and will subsequently be out of action until 2020.


Witsel has made 21 appearances for Borussia Dortmund during the 2019/20 campaign so far, scoring three goals and making three assists.

Dortmund have four games left to play in 2019.

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