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BVB will be without one of their first-choice centre-backs while the Serbian recovers from injury, after recently confirming that he would be signing a new contract until 2016

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that Neven Subotic has suffered a hamstring tear and could miss out on first-team action for up to six weeks whilst in recovery.

The Serbian stopper pulled up with a knock in training on Saturday, and an MRI scan conducted at a hospital in La Manga confirmed the extent of the damage on Tuesday.

Felipe Santana is the most likely candidate to fill the defender's space at the heart of BVB's defence, with Subotic likely to miss out on his side's first competitive fixture of the new year – a Bundesliga clash versus Werder Bremen.

Dortmund face Die Werderaner at the Weserstadion on January 19.

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