Mario Gotze

The World Cup winner faces the most important battle of his life

Borussia Dortmund superstar, Mario Gotze, has been diagnosed with a metabolic disorder and has been ruled out indefinitely as he begins immediate treatment for the desease.

Gotze has been struggling with injuries throughout his career and the medical staff at Dortmund have discovered that his recent problems are connected to a rare desease of the metabolic system and have urged the club to excuse the forward from the team’s regular training sessions. The illness reportedly develops when the body cannot properly process fats, proteins, sugars or nucleic acids.

A statement released today revealed the 24-year-old Germany ace has ceased training with the Dortmund squad having ‘continually suffered with muscular problems’ over the last couple of months.

The Bundesliga outfit don’t know the date on Gotze’s possible return, or if he will return to action at all, saying the forward has been withdrawn ‘for the time being’.

Dortmund’s sporting director, Michael Zorc, added: “We’re happy to have now uncovered the reasons for Mario’s difficulties and are convinced that his extraordinary abilities will give us additional quality once he has completely recovered from this.

“Mario has the full backing and maximum support of everyone at BVB during his recovery!”