Dortmund's Moukoko ruled out for rest of season due to injury

He injured his leg in the last training session with Germany's Under-21 squad last month ahead of the Under-21 European Championship.

Moukoko is the youngest player to score in the Bundesliga and also the youngest player to play in the Champions League.   -  AP

Borussia Dortmund's teenage striker Youssoufa Moukoko has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a ligament injury, the club said on Monday.

Moukoko is the youngest player to score in the Bundesliga after netting in December against Union Berlin at the age of 16.

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He injured his leg in the last training session with Germany's Under-21 squad last month ahead of the Under-21 European Championship and was initially expected to recover in a few days.

Moukoko's absence is a blow for Dortmund, which is at risk of missing out on Champions League football next season following Saturday's 2-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt that left it fifth in the Bundesliga, seven points off fourth place with seven games left.

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Dortmund takes on Manchester City on Tuesday in its Champions League quarter-final first leg.

Moukoko is also the youngest player to play in the Bundesliga and the Champions League.