Shinji Kagawa Injury: Sidelined Two Weeks With Torn Ankle Ligaments

Shinji Kagawa of Dortmund runs with the ball during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Borussia Dortmund are set to lose midfielder Shinji Kagawa to an ankle injury.

Shinji Kagawa will miss the next two weeks after tearing ligaments in his left ankle during training on Wednesday. The Borussia Dortmund midfielder, 22, is expected to miss the next two weeks against Hertha Berlin and Hannover 96. They're hoping he will return in time for the match against Mainz on March 3.

The Japanese international has two goals and two assists for Dortmund in the four matches since the winter break. Their four wins have seen the jump to the top of the table ahead of Bayern Munich. Dortmund have outscored their opponents 11-2 in those matches.

The injury blow to Kagawa is a major loss to Dortmund who are already without the services of Mario Götze. Kagawa seemed to finally have returned back to the world class form he was in at the beginning of last season before a broken leg while on international duty with Japan sidelined him.

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