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The unfortunate news regarding Mario Gotze has left football reeling. The German will face an indefinite spell on the sidelines as a result of a metabolic disorder.
Since returning to Borussia Dortmund in the summer, the 24-year-old has struggled to nail down a spot, playing just 1,289 minutes of football this season and starting only nine games in the Bundesliga.
Following the diagnoses of the health concern, former foe Jack Wilshere took to Instagram to pen a classy tribute to the stricken midfielder.
(Wilshere and Gotze contest for the ball during an international friendly)
The on loan Bournemouth player posted a picture of Gotze wearing an Arsenal shirt with his name and number accompanied with the message; "Get well soon my friend."
Borussia Dortmund released an official statement regarding his situation saying that he has been hit with metabolic disorders. The statement reads;
"Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund will continue to be without midfielder Mario Götze for the time being. The 24-year-old World Cup winner has continually suffered with muscular problems in the last few months, prompting a comprehensive internal investigation into the possible causes.
Those investigations revealed the player has metabolic disturbances, rendering it absolutely necessary to withdraw him from team training for the time being."
(Gotze celebrates winning the World Cup with his teammates)
The 2014 World Cup match-winner remained upbeat while saying he'll do everything in his power to get back training;
"I'm currently undergoing treatment and will do everything in my power to be back in training and helping my team to achieve our common goals as soon as possible."
Get well soon, Mario!
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