Dortmund's Mkhitaryan to miss start of season

Borussia Dortmund's new signing, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, is set to miss the start of his club's season after he was ruled out for up to four weeks with a foot injury.

Mkhitaryan was signed this summer for a club-record fee of $36 million, and after impressing in his first two friendly matches for the club, he sustained a foot injury in a win over FC Luzern.

Dortmund issued a statement on Wednesday saying that Mkhitaryan has suffered a partial ligament tear in his right foot, meaning that he will miss the German Supercup match against Bayern Munich on July 27.

The 24-year-old is facing a race to be fit in time for Dortmund's Bundesliga opener, which comes at Augsburg on Aug. 10.