Borussia Dortmund defender Marc Bartra has taken to social media to provide fans with a positive update on his condition following Tuesday night’s explosions near the team’s bus.
Bartra required surgery after sustaining a broken radial bone in his arm and also had debris lodged in his arm.
The Spain international has since posted updates on his condition on Instagram and Twitter saying:
“Hello everybody! As you can see I am doing much better.
“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! #HejaBVB”
Hola a todos! Como veis ya estoy mucho mejor, muchas gracias a todo el mundo por los mensajes de apoyo! Toda mi fuerza a mis compañeros, afición y todo el @bvb09 para el partido de esta noche! #HejaBVB Hello everybody! As you can see I am doing much better. 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! #HejaBVB
Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc had earlier told the club website Bartra was “doing well” but would be out of action for several weeks.
His statement read:
“Good news regarding Marc Bartra! The BVB player, who sustained injuries to his arm and hand in a bomb attack on Tuesday, is recovering after his operation. Given the circumstances, he is doing well.
“Bartra has been absolutely delighted and visibly moved that so many team-mates and club officials have paid him a visit since yesterday. He will be watching tonight’s match on television and has his fingers crossed for the team.
“Following the successful operation, the Spaniard will be now out of action for several weeks as he recovers.”
Dortmund play their postponed Champions League quarter-final against Monaco this evening, amidst heightened security after the events of Tuesday night.
Peter Reynolds, Pundit Arena