Lucas Barrios of Dortmund looks thoughtful prior to the UEFA Champions League group F match between Olympique Marseille and Borussia Dortmund at Velodrome stadium (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Lucas Barrios Injury Update: Calf And Back Injuries Sideline Striker

Lucas Barrios just returned to Borussia Dortmund from injury, but his return hasn't lasted long. He left training Monday with an injury and Robert Lewandowski is expected to start in the UEFA Champions League against Olympiacos.

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Lucas Barrios Injury Update: Calf And Back Injury Sideline Striker

Contrary to earlier reports of a serious hamstring injury, Borussia Dortmund have announced that star striker Lucas Barrios suffered a calf strain and a back injury in training Monday morning. An MRI was completed at a local Dortmund hospital, and the diagnosis was made by BVB team physician Dr. Markus Braun.

Barrios, 26, received a pain-killing injection to help with his back. It's undetermined at the moment whether the Paraguayan international will travel with the team to Greece for their UEFA Champions League match against Olympiacos on Wednesday. Manager Jürgen Klopp will make the decision Tuesday morning. This is a must win match for BVB if they have any hopes of making it out of the group. 

Robert Lewandowski has filled in admirably for Barrios so far this season, but Dortmund will need the injured forward back if they have plans on Champions League success and recapturing the Bundesliga crown they won last year. 

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Lucas Barrios Injury: Borussia Dortmund Striker Leaves Training

Lucas Barrios has finally returned to the Borussia Dortmund team after an injury suffered at Copa America, making four substitute appearances, but it appears he won't be making his return to the starting lineup in the UEFA Champions League against Olympiacos this week. Barrios left training today and went to the hospital for tests on a leg injury. Though no specific information is available on his condition, the injury supposedly appeared serious and is believed to be affecting his hamstring.

The good news for Der BVB is that Robert Lewandowski has been in very good form, while the team is also perfectly capable of getting goals out of their midfielders. However, Barrios is an absolutely lethal finisher and has been key in Borussia Dortmund's return to prominence over the last two years. 

Barrios might be just fine and this might be a false alarm, but it still would be surprising to see him start against Olympiacos. Expect Robert Lewandowski to get at least one more run in the first team.

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