Marc Bartra doing ‘much better’ after wrist surgery

Borussia Dortmund defender was injured after explosions shattered windows in team bus

Borussia  Dortmund  defender Marc Bartra underwent surgery on a wrist injury after the team bus was targeted by explosions on Tuesday night.  Photograph:   Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images

Borussia Dortmund defender Marc Bartra underwent surgery on a wrist injury after the team bus was targeted by explosions on Tuesday night. Photograph: Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images

 

Borussia Dortmund defender Marc Bartra said he is “doing much better” after suffering a wrist and arm injury when the team bus was attacked with explosives on Tuesday shortly before the start of the Champions League clash with Monaco.

Bartra, who joined Dortmund for €8 million from Barcelona at the start of the season, was operated on for a broken wrist and shrapnel in his arm.

“Hello everybody! As you can see I am doing much better,” the 26-year-old Spanish international wrote on Instagram.

The accompanying photo showed Bartra bandaged up most of his right arm and around his left wrist. He was giving the thumbs-up sign.

“Thank you everybody for all your support and your messages! All my strength to my team mates, supporters and fans and to @bvb09 for tonight’s match!”

The match is rescheduled for 6.45pm local time (5.45pm Irish time) on Wednesday at Dortmund’s Signa Iduna Park.

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