What's buzzing:

Dortmund's Subotic out for up to six weeks with hamstring tear

Bender and Subotic slam heavy-handed Stuttgart

View photo

Bender and Subotic slam heavy-handed Stuttgart

Borussia Dortmund has confirmed that Neven Subotic has suffered a hamstring tear and could miss out on first-team action for up to six weeks while in recovery.

The Serbian and former U.S. youth international stopper pulled up with a knock in training on Saturday, and an MRI scan conducted at a hospital in La Manga confirmed the extent of the damage on Tuesday.

Felipe Santana is the most likely candidate to fill the Subotic's place in the heart of BVB's defense. Subotic is most likely to miss out on his side's first competitive fixture of the new year, a Bundesliga clash versus Werder Bremen at the Weserstadion on Jan. 19. If Subotic must miss the full six weeks, then he would miss out on Dortmund's UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first-leg bout against Shakhtar Donetsk in addition to five league games.

Just two days ago, Subotic signed an extension with Dortmund through 2016.

Follow GOAL.COM on Twitter

Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Hockey
View Comments (0)
  • Spanish prosecutor wants jail, fines for Messi's father

    Spanish prosecutor wants jail, fines for Messi's father

    Spain's public prosecutor has recommended a jail sentence totaling 18 months and fines of more than 2 million euros ($2.25 million) for Lionel Messi's father Jorge in a tax fraud case. The prosecutor reiterated that Lionel Messi should not have to … More »

    Reuters - 8 minutes ago
  • Roles reversed as North Ireland face winless Greece

    No two countries coming face to face in this week's European qualifiers better emphasise the rise and fall of football's fluctuating fortunes than Northern Ireland and Greece, who meet in Belfast on Thursday. The two nations were in the same Euro … More »

    Reuters - 46 minutes ago
  • Dutch on verge of missing out on Euro 2016

    Dutch on verge of missing out on Euro 2016

    Qualifying for the largest-ever European Championship was supposed to be easy. With only two games left to play, however, the Netherlands is in danger of missing out, and Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his teammates are also close to … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 7 minutes ago
  • Ramos withdraws from Spain squad for Euro qualifiers

    Real Madrid centre back Sergio Ramos has withdrawn from the squad for Spain's final two Euro 2016 qualifiers against Luxembourg and Ukraine due to a shoulder injury and has been replaced by club team mate Nacho. Ramos dislocated a shoulder in … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 15 minutes ago
  • Platini preoccupied as grand plan comes to fruition

    Platini preoccupied as grand plan comes to fruition

    By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - With an almost unbelievably cruel and ironic sense of timing, Michel Platini's grand plan to open up the European championship finals to more countries than ever before is reaching its climax just as he faces a … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 35 minutes ago