Marc Bartra: Dortmund defender undergoes surgery following Bomb attack on team bus

Marc Bartra: Dortmund defender undergoes surgery following Bomb attack on team bus

A Borussia Dortmund spokesman has announced that Bartra has been taken to hospital for sugery on a broken wrist after an attack on the team’s bus ahead of a Champions League match

Following the bomb explosion at the team hotel last night Borussia Dortmund’s official Twitter account later confirmed that debris from the explosion had caused Bartra to break his right wrist, with the 26-year-old undergoing surgery late on Tuesday night.

Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki was sat alongside Bartra in the back row of the coach and told reporters that players were “hit by fragments” after the explosion.


“The bus turned into the main street, when there was a huge boom, a real explosion,” Sky television quoted Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki as saying.

“I was sitting in the back row next to Marc Bartra, hit by fragments … after the bang, we all ducked.”

Burki explained that Bartra was hit by shards of glass from the broken back window.

He told Blick: “We’re all shocked. Nobody thought about a football match in the minutes after that.”

The Borrusia team and fans once again showed class and sent a message to the world as fans of the team accomodated travelling fans in their homes and made beds for them using the hashtag #BedForAwayFans on social media to help those who couldn’t get ready accomodation for the night.

With the game rescheduled for this evening at 17:45pm security is expected to be tight in the city and around the stadium.

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