Marc Bartra undergoes surgery following Borussia Dortmund bus attack

Marc Bartra undergoes surgery following Borussia Dortmund bus attack


Borussia Dortmund has confirmed Marc Bartra has undergone surgery following injuries in Wednesday morning’s attack on the club’s bus.

Dortmund was targeted by three explosive devices as they made their way to the Signal Iduna Park for their Champions League quarter-final against AS Monaco.

“Borussia Dortmund defender Marc Bartra underwent an operation on Tuesday night after breaking the radial bone in his arm and getting bits of debris lodged in his hand as a result of the bomb attack on the BVB Team Bus,” a statement from the German giants read.

While captain Marcel Schmelzer passing on the club’s well wishes to the Spanish international.

“We’re all in shock and our thoughts are with Marc,” he said.

“We hope that he will make a speedy recovery.”

The playing squad of Dortmund have committed “to play the match tomorrow for Marc.”

Goalkeeper Roman Burki spoke of the incident earlier, revealing he had been sitting next to Barta when the attack occurred.

Since making a summer move to Germany, the 26-year-old has become a key part of the Dortmund back four having made 30 appearances across all competitions this season.

Following the incident, the match was forced to be rescheduled for Wednesday night, with kick-off set for 6:45pm local time.