April 12, 2017 / 3:16 PM / 8 months ago

Dortmund's Bartra doing 'much better' after wrist surgery

REUTERS - Borussia Dortmund defender Marc Bartra said he is “doing much better” after suffering a wrist and arm injury when the team bus was attacked with explosives on Tuesday shortly before the start of the Champions League clash with AS Monaco.

Football Soccer - Borussia Dortmund - German Bundesliga - Signal Iduna Park - Dortmund, Germany - 17/08/16. Borussia Dortmund's Marc Bartra. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski/Files

Bartra, who joined Dortmund for 8 million euros ($8.49 million) from Barcelona at the start of the season, was operated on for a broken wrist and shrapnel in his arm.

“Hello everybody! As you can see I am doing much better,” the 26-year-old Spanish international wrote on Instagram.

The accompanying photo showed Bartra bandaged up most of his right arm and around his left wrist. He was giving the thumbs-up sign.

“Thank you everybody for all your support and your messages! All my strength to my team mates, supporters and fans and to @bvb09 for tonight’s match!”

The match is rescheduled for later on Wednesday at Dortmund’s Signa Iduna Park.

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Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru Editing by Jeremy Gaunt

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