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Dortmund announce Gotze out for undefined period due to 'metabolic disorders' logo 27-02-2017

Dortmund have released a statement announcing that midfielder Mario Gotze will be out of action for an unspecified period due to "metabolic disorders".

A statement on the club's official website read: "Borussia Dortmund will have to do without their midfielder Mario Gotze.

"The world champion has been struggling with muscular problems in recent months, leading to a thorough internal search for possible causes.

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"Investigations have now revealed metabolic disorders, which make it absolutely necessary to take Gotze out of training."

Gotze himself said: "I am getting treatment and will do everything to get back into training again to help our team reach our goals."

Sporting director Michael Zorc added: "We are glad, that we now know the reasons for Mario's problems and we are convinced that he will give us an extra quality with his extraordinary skills once he has completely recovred. Everybody at the BVB will give him full support."

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