Mitchell Langerak is unlikely to take on Cristiano Ronaldo and his superstar Real Madrid team-mates in Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League quarter-final with number one Roman Weidenfeller ready to return.
Weidenfeller missed Borussia Dortmund's 2-1 win over Wolfsburg on the weekend due to a hand injury, with Langerak stepping in to maintain his unbeaten Bundesliga record in his nine league appearances for the club.
However, Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp confirmed on Monday that Weidenfeller had trained well and was set to return.
“He should be ready to play,” Klopp told reporters after training.
Last week, Weidenfeller suffered the injury in the 3-0 first leg loss to Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Weidenfeller underwent scans late last week, which Klopp confirmed hadn’t shown a fracture despite initial fears of a break, but arm pain lept the custodian out of Saturday's game.
Langerak told bundesliga.de after Saturday’s win over Wolfsburg he hoped for the team’s benefit that the experienced Weidenfeller would be fit for return leg against Real.
“I hope Roman recovers by Tuesday,” he said. “It’s an incredibly important game for us.
“Our Champions League adventure isn’t over, even if we lost the first leg 3-0. We’re always capable of scoring one or two goals, especially at home.
“We can, and we need to. We’ll just have to see what happens.”