The 16-year-old has a damaged ligament and will not be available until the end of the Bundesliga season. An injury prevented the youngster from making more history with the Germany U21 national team.
Moukoko’s injury is worse than initially feared
Borussia Dortmund teenager sensation Youssoufa Moukoko has had his 2020-21 campaign brought to a premature end after suffering a foot injury. The 16-year-old has a damaged ligament and will not be available until the end of the Bundesliga season. An injury prevented the youngster from making more history with the Germany U21 national team. As he had been due to become the youngest player to represent Germany’s U21 side during the recent international break. Germany’s U21 coach Stefan Kuntz told reporters last month: “The injury is worse than initially feared. We must let the healing process take its course”. His club has now confirmed that the injury will keep Moukoko out until the summer.BVB revealed on social media: “Youssoufa Moukoko is out for the rest of the season with a ligament injury in his foot. Get well soon.”
The Champions League quarterfinal showdown with Manchester City is ahead for Dortmund, who visit the Premier League leaders on Tuesday. They will also have a DFB-Pokal semifinal match with Holstein Kiel on May 1, which will offer Dortmund a shot at another cup final appearance. There are also seven Bundesliga fixtures left, with an alarming dip in form, meaning a top-four finish is far from guaranteed. Even though his season ended with a training injury, the teenager enjoyed a breakthrough campaign. Records have tumbled around him, with prolific feats at the youth level, seeing him presented with senior opportunities. He made his debut in the Dortmund squad at just 16 years old and scored three times for the team. He became the youngest debutant and goalscorer at Dortmund, with his account opened against Union Berlin.
Moukoko’s potential was noted in the NXGN countdown for 2021, with teenager’s ranking 15th on the list of global wonderkids.