Bitter news for Borussia Dortmund and Neven Subotic: the central defender, who gave seven convincing performances both nationally and internationally for BVB in the second half of this season, will miss the rest of the season 2015/2016.

The defender, who has been with Dortmund since 2008, cannot take part in any contact sport due a thrombosis. Instead he will have individual training sessions.

Subotic said: "under the circumstances I am doing relatively well. I can stay fit with individual training and and when I have recuperated again I will be in better physical condition than ever before."