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Updated: November 19, 2013 19:13 IST

Gundogan comeback remains unclear

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“It is difficult to name a date, I have no goal. It is important that I will be 100 per cent fit. Before that I won’t return,” Ilkay Gundogan said. File Photo
AP “It is difficult to name a date, I have no goal. It is important that I will be 100 per cent fit. Before that I won’t return,” Ilkay Gundogan said. File Photo

Borussia Dortmund and Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan will likely not return to football action until after the winter break from a long-term back injury.

Gundogan has been sidelined since mid-August with a nerve irritation that is yet to disappear, and he said on Tuesday he will not rush back to action.

“It is difficult to name a date, I have no goal. It is important that I will be 100 per cent fit. Before that I won’t return,” he said.

“It is important for me that it is completely cured ... I am satisfied with the development. A nerve irritation is always a long-term affair,” Gundogan said, vowing to “return stronger.”

Dortmund rank second in the league, four points behind treble winners Bayern Munich, who they host Saturday in a Bundesliga topper.

The Bundesliga winter break starts before Christmas and runs until late January.

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