Jadon Sancho banned from the Champions League return game against former club Manchester City, while the Borussia Dortmund star is still recovering from a thigh problem that has sidelined him for over a month.
- Jadon Sancho will not play against Manchester City on Wednesday evening
- The star of Borussia Dortmund is struggling with a thigh problem
- He returned to practice this week, but Wednesday’s game comes too early
Jadon Sancho has been ruled out of Borussia Dortmund’s quarter finals against his former club Manchester City in the quarter finals.
The England international was out of action for a month due to a thigh injury, but underwent an individual session at the club’s training center in Brackel on Sunday.
The 21-year-old is making progress in his recovery, but Wednesday’s game comes too early.
Jadon Sancho has been banned from Borussia Dortmund’s return leg at Manchester City
Dortmund interim coach Edin Terzic said: ‘Jadon will not be at our disposal, although he trained again. He is doing his best to come back as soon as possible. We’d love to have him with us tomorrow, but he won’t be.
‘We have to take our time with him. So he is not an option for tomorrow, but we hope that it will not be longer for him before he rejoins the team. ‘
The German giants follow City 2-1 from the first leg of the quarter-final on April 6 and hope to make up for that on Wednesday-evening.
The 21-year-old missed last week’s defeat to City in the first leg and was also unavailable for England’s 2022 World Cup qualifiers against San Marino, Albania and Poland during the international break.
Sancho has been out of action for a month due to a muscle injury, but is now nearing full fitness
Sancho came through the ranks at City before leaving for Dortmund in 2017 at the age of 17
There was hope that the winger could return to his former club this week after Dortmund released a video of Sancho training on Sunday.
A product of City’s academy, Sancho rejected a new contract with the Premier League club when he was 17 to join Dortmund in 2017.
However, there is no comeback on the agenda. Dortmund’s number 7 has not played for the Bundesliga since the quarter final of the German Cup against Borussia Mönchengladbach on March 2.
He has scored 12 goals and 16 assists in all competitions, after his total of 20 each last season.