Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan ruled out for 6 weeks with thigh injury


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DORTMUND, Germany — Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been ruled out for six weeks with a muscle tear in his right thigh.

The Armenian playmaker suffered the injury after 33 minutes of Saturday's 1-0 loss at Hertha Berlin, a defeat that leaves his side in the relegation zone with two games left before the winter break.

Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp says, "He felt a tweak, which isn't good in a three-game week."

The club says on its website that a medical examination Sunday morning confirmed the extent of the injury.

Dortmund, the 2011 and 2012 champion, next faces tough games against Wolfsburg and Werder Bremen.

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