Borussia Dortmund’s big 1-0 win over Bayern Munich came at a huge price, with goalkeeper Roman Bürki suffering a broken hand. The Black and Yellows announced on Sunday evening the Switzerland international will have to undergo surgery and will miss eight weeks.
Bürki had played a strong season so far, improving on a somewhat up-and-down first campaign after a move from SC Freiburg in the summer of 2015. The 26-year-old developed into a calming influence for the defence and made no mistakes leading to goals at this point of the season.
Veteran Roman Weidenfeller is set to take over as the No. 1 ‘keeper until the winter break, the 35-year-old having played in three matches this season already in the DFB-Pokal and against FC Ingolstadt in the Bundesliga.
He is as solid as it gets for a back-up between the sticks, but Bürki’s loss will be felt nonetheless, especially in the buildup phase.
Hendrik Bonmann, who has played in every game for the second team in the fourth division this season, will move up to the first team as the back-up for Weidenfeller. Dominik Reimann, one of the biggest goalkeeper talents Dortmund have had in years, is injured himself, pushing Jan-Pascal Reckert into the U23 team’s goal for now.