The Poland captain injured his ankle in Dortmund’s draw with Hannover
Jakub Błaszczykowski has been ruled out of Poland’s World Cup qualifier with England after picking up an injury during Borussia Dortmund’s 1-1 draw with Hannover 96.
Poland’s inspirational on-field general fell awkwardly in the 39th minute and despite receiving treatment, was unable to continue.
After the match, Mr Błaszczykowski told reporters, “I shifted my weight on my left foot and felt a pain in the ankle joint. I knew immediately that it is not good. There was no way I continue to play.”
The injury to Poland’s best player at Euro 2012 is bad news for new national team coach Waldemar Fornalik, as the midfielder has been in inspired form this season with three league goals in just seven matches. Fornalik will also be without injured Legia Warszawa striker Marek Saganowski when his side takes on England at the National Stadium in Warsaw, on October 16.
However, there was some good news for Polish fans, as striker Robert Lewandowski was once again on target for the German champions, scoring his team’s only goal to keep Borussia fourth in the Bundesliga table.
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