Bender out two weeks for Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sven Bender is set to spend the next two weeks on the sidelines because of an ankle injury, the club confirmed.

Bender sustained the injury in Friday's 2-0 win over Nurnberg when he was on the other end of a challenge from Nurnberg's Daniel Didavi and had to be replaced after 23 minutes.

The 22-year-old has suffered a damaged ligament in his left ankle as a result of the tackle, and is now likely to miss league matches with Bayer Leverkusen and Hertha Berlin.

The Germany international has tallied one goal in 14 Bundesliga matches this season having missed time with a fractured jaw.